Liturgy of St. James, in Greek, as celebrated on 23 Oct. on the island of Zante

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers comprise:

  • Liturgy of St. James, in Greek, as celebrated on 23 Oct. on the island of Zante, in two copies bought on Zante in July 1894 by F.E. Brightman.
  • MS. Gr. liturg. d. 5 (18th century) contains the full text, complete with decorative initials and small marginal drawings of liturgical vessels and symbols in red.
  • MS. Gr. liturg e. 7 contains the Deacon's part of the liturgy, with cues of the priest's prayers and a miniature of St. James 'the brother of Jesus', written out by Dionysius Lagodetes, priest, by 1860.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frank Edward Brightman (1856-1932) was a liturgiologist, see the  Dictionary of National Biography for details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by F.E. Brightman in 1932.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

Bibliography

See F. E. Brightman Liturgies Eastern and Western, i (Oxford, 1896), li-lii.

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