Liturgical lectionary of the Greek Gospels
Liturgical lectionary of the Greek Gospels.
Byzantium, twelfth century.
Illuminated manuscript fragment on parchment. (BRMS 12)
The Lectionary provides the scriptural readings for the liturgy on specific days during the church year. These leaves from an otherwise lost Greek lectionary include the readings for Easter Week, taken primarily from the Gospel of Matthew, and the Twelve Stations of the Cross. The Byzantine script is a fine rounded example from the twelfth century, with small, square-shaped breathing marks, intonation markings in magenta, and fine gilded initials and rubrics.