Unknown Copies of Clement of Ochrida's Sermons in a Manuscript of the Svishtov Collection of Manuscripts Cover Image
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Неизвестни преписи от слова на Климент Охридски в сборник от Свищовската ръкописна сбирка
Unknown Copies of Clement of Ochrida's Sermons in a Manuscript of the Svishtov Collection of Manuscripts

Author(s): Anissava Miltenova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките
Summary/Abstract: Eleven Bulgarian copies of sermons by Clement of Ochrida are examined in the paper. Two of them are works by Clement (“A Homily for the Resurrection of Lazar” and “Instruction on Ascension Day”) and nine could possibly be his likewise (“Instruction on Palm Sunday”, “Instruction on the Holy Secrets”, “Lesson on Pentacost” and the wellknown “Clement's Holy Lent Cycle”, which embraces six sermons). On the basis of paleographic features and water marks, the manuscript may be referred to the middle of the 17th century. It is kept in the “Elenka and Kiril Avramovi” Reading Club in the town of Svishtov under No 145a. The textological analysis of the newly-found copies indicates that they are Bulgarian both in language and orthography and also by their original, i. e. they are derived from another older Bulgarian manuscript. It is obvious from the closeness and even the complete coincidence of the text in the separate sermons with the earliest initial versions that they represent a continuation of the ancient manuscript tradition. To this evidence is also borne by the content of the manuscript, its part dealing with Lent Sunday to Pentacost in particular, which resembles the earliest copies of the “Zlatoust”. The newly-found copies of sermons by Clement of Ochrida widen the scope of and supplement the ideas about the spread of his literary works.

  • Page Range: 146-158
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 1984
  • Language: Bulgarian, Old Bulgarian