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The Rules of the Holy Apostles and the Holy Seven Councils of the Church

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MS. Bodl. 995

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The Rules of the Holy Apostles and the Holy Seven Councils of the Church on such subjects as deadly sins, good and bad days, the holy Sacrament, priests and monks, in Slavonic, a work in thirty-nine chapters; preceded by a table of the chapters. Among them are the Questions of st. Cyril, the Questions of st. Niphon, bishop of Novgorod, and others, and the rule of st. Theodore for his monastery.

Fols. 2-18 are occupied by a little primer of Russian spelling, consisting of letters, syllables, and easy words, closing with the Lord's Prayer and a monogram, all written about A.D. 1600 (?). This was in 1610 in the possession of Thomas Thomson, an Oxford M.A. (of Brasenose college?), a native of Hudswell in Yorkshire, who on Aug. 24, 1622, wrote an astrological note about certain coloured banners significant of the weather, in English. This piece clearly does not properly belong to the volume, though now fastened in it.

Dates

  • Written perhaps late in the 16th century

Extent

180 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Bodl. 995, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Bodl. 995

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18127

Overview

The Rules of the Holy Apostles and the Holy Seven Councils of the Church

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3081

Custodial History

Manuscript 286 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented in 1603 by sir John Meyrick, English ambassador to Russia.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

8 7/8 × 7 in.
Title
The Rules of the Holy Apostles and the Holy Seven Councils of the Church
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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