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The Monasteries of Mount Athos possess and manage the largest collection of Greek manuscript codes in the world (approximately 15,000), dating from the 4th to the 19th century.???? The Monasteries of Mount Athos possess and manage the largest collection of Greek manuscript codes in the world (approximately 15,000), dating from the 4th to the 19th century.

The manuscripts, in parchment and paper, preserved in Mount Athos cover a large thematic area -from religious subjects to scientific and philosophical treatises-, decorated with priceless illuminations and decorations that renders them works of art.

The majority of the manuscripts preserved in the monasteries of Mount Athos are written in Greek language, which amount to more than 15,000. Furthermore, there are also:
(a) collections of Slavonic manuscripts (more than 1500) to be found both in Slavonic Monasteries, such as Chilandariou, Zografou or St. Panteleimonos, as well as in Greek Monasteries, and
(b) 100 approximately large Georgian manuscripts to be found in Iveron Monastery.

The manuscripts date from the 10th to the early 20th century. They are usually bulky, stacked (sometimes with wooden signs) written in parchment or paper.

A good number of them are adorned with illuminations and / or individual decorative elements (titles, initials, etc.). Many manuscripts contain works of ancient Greek, Byzantine, post Byzantine and modern secular literature: ancient Greek authors, Byzantine and post-Byzantine secular writers (historians, philosophers, literature) etc.

All of the monasteries posses musical manuscripts (church music).

Manuscripts: Results 21-40 of 59.
Abstract: Paraklisis (Intercessory prayer) to the Mother of God
Date from: 1850
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Filokalia
Date from: 1780
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Diptych (list of names commemorated during the divine Liturgy) of the founders of the church of the Beheading of Saint J...
Date from: 1928
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Akathistos hymn to Jesus, Virgin Mary and Paraklisis (Intercessory prayer) to Virgin Mary
Date from: 1895
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Egkolpion with 12 psalms and other prayers
Date from: 1918
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Liturgical manuscript (Hymns)
Date from: 1883
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of the Saint Fathers of Mount Athos; Admonitions.
Date from: 1780
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of the Holy Fathers of Mount Athos
Date from: 1895
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Liturgical texts; Prayers; Works of Saint Georgios of Cernica.
Date from: 1801
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Romanian musical manuscript (Cherouvika)
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Collection of hymns
Date from: 1898-05-28
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Diadochus Photice, Capita centum de perfectione spirituali.
Date from: 1795
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Pannychis and Mikri (Small) Liti (Procession)
Date from: 1809
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Remedies for various diseases
Date from: 1899
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Egkolpion of liturgical hymns
Date from: 1884-01-01
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Collection of prayers.
Date from: 1880-01-20
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical manuscript
Date from: 1872
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Collection of verses and poems
Date from: 1872
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Pannychis and Little Liti (Procession)
Date from: 1870
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Pannychis
Date from: 1896
Type: Manuscripts