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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 1-20 of 59.
Abstract: Confessions of the sins
Date from: 1780
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Akathistos hymn to Jesus Christ
Date from: 1918
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Musical manuscript
Date from: 1872
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of Great Martyr Antypas, bishop of Pergamos.
Date from: 1904
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Life, visions, miracles and discovery of the relics of blessed Neilos Myrovlitis (the myrrh gusher)
Date from: 1918
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Liturgical manuscript
Date from: 1880
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of the Holy Fathers of Mount Athos
Date from: 1895
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Collection of prayers.
Date from: 1880-01-20
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Teachings of Theodoros of Efesos
Date from: 1831
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of Saint Ypatios
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Teachings of Saint Isychios on the prayer of the heart and Saint Maximos the Confessor, On the Lord's Prayer
Date from: 1928
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Andrew of Crete, Great Canon
Date from: 1858
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Anthologion (in Romanian language)
Date from: 1844
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Akathist hymn of Saints Antypas and Artemios
Date from: 1903
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Varia (notes, addresses, passages from liturgical books)
Date from: 1951
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Paraklisis (Intercessory prayer) to the Mother of God
Date from: 1850
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: fols. ΙΙ-58r: Life of blessed Akakios Kafsokalyvitis in Romanian.
Date from: 1902
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Filokalia
Date from: 1780
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Office of the Kalymma (Coverage) of the Virgin
Date from: 1901
Type: Manuscripts
Abstract: Monastic literature
Date from: 1858
Type: Manuscripts