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6374RE: [textualcriticism] lectionary query

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  • chris jordan
    Apr 6, 2011
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      Dear Jean Valentin

      I have come across a few Greek manuscripts with Sunday Gospel lections and a short homily for each one. Since commentaries were read during services (according to liturgical typika) corresponding to the lections it would not surprise me if "commented lectionaries" exist. In my research I did notice a tendency for lectionaries manuscripts to be combined with additional liturgical information necessary for the service so the adding of comments seems possible.


      To: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com
      From: tommy.wasserman@...
      Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:26:21 -0700
      Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] lectionary query


      Dr Valentin,

      sorry about my last link - it was incorrect. The study I wanted to refer to was:

      Sysse G. Engberg, « Les lectionnaires grecs », dans Les manuscrits liturgiques, cycle thématique 2003-2004 de l’IRHT, O. Legendre et J.-B. Lebigue, dir., Paris, IRHT, 2005 (Ædilis, Actes, 9)

      It used to be available on-line at http://aedilis.irht.cnrs.fr/liturgie/05_1.htm but I cannot find it there any longer.


      From: Jean G. VALENTIN <jgvalentin@...>
      To: textualcriticism@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Fri, April 1, 2011 10:21:39 AM
      Subject: [textualcriticism] lectionary query


      Dear friends and colleagues,

      After some years of being silent but still reading the messages of this mailing list, I have a question to ask.

      I'm working on Arabic manuscrits of the Gospels and have several projects on this subject, the main one being the critical edition of one of the versions.

      In the meanwhile, I am also doing some work on the lectionaries, and that's where I need your help.

      I would need two things:

      (1) A general, basic, bibliography on the Greek lectionary (text-type, possible families, rubrics etc...) - the kind of bibliography you can't miss to have an accurrate "status quaestionis"

      (2) A specific point: many of my Arabic lectionaries present each pericope followed by a commentary - not really a homily, rather a short commentary that presents the main ideas of the pericopes and explains a few difficult passages. I'd like to know whether the genre "commented lectionary" exists also in Greek, and if suchis the case, whether the author of the commentaries has been identified. Any bibliography is welcome.

      Thank you for any help,

      Jean G. VALENTIN
      Bruxelles, Belgique
      "ce qui est trop simple est faux, ce qui est trop compliqué est inutilisable"

      "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car."

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