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Title: Ein unbekanntes georgisches Euchologion Jerusalemer Tradition: Mestia, Svaneti-Museum, 9 (k-51)
Subtitle: Beschreibung und liturgiewissenschaftliche Analyse
Author(s): CHRONZ, Tinatin , SODE, Claudia
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 131 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2018
This article deals with an 11th-century Georgian Euchologion manuscript preserved in the Historical-Ethnographical Museum in Mestia (Svanetia). The fragment consists of three bifolia, which belong to two different quires of one manuscript. Due to the content the existing modern foliation has to be corrected: f. 6rv-5rv form a single preserved bifolium of a quire, probably a quaternio or a quinio; f. 1rv. 3rv. 4rv. 2rv are the two outer bifolia of a ternio which is denoted by (quire) signatures (custodes) as the 19th quire. The manuscript in Mestia contains fragments from various liturgical formulas, i.e. the liturgy of Saint James (6r-5v), the Christian initiation (f. 3r-4v, 2r) and the rite of betrothal (f. 2rv). They all belong to the Jerusalem-Palestinian tradition. In sum, the manuscript in Svanetia represents the first Georgian-language specimen of the Old Jerusalem Euchologion found on Georgian soil.