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Title: Notes on the Magma' (memento sanctorum) and the Athanasius Prayer in Coptic Psalmodia
Author(s): NESSIM YOUSSEF, Youhanna
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 7 Date: 2005
The book of the Coptic Psalmodia was edited for the first time by Raphael Tuki in 1764 (but without due respect to the original manuscripts). Another edition by the higoumen Mina al-Baramûsî appeared in Alexandria in 1908. Later in the same year Claudius Labib made a new edition according to the manuscripts belonging to Pope Cyril V and Isaak bishop of Banî Sueif. A recent edition in 1949 was due to the efforts of the Association of the Church’s renaissance, and contains several additional doxologies and hymns. Marco Brogi translated it to Italian.
This Book contains the Odes previously studied by Quecke; the Theotokia, which are excellent witnesses to the Patristic literature; psalis, by anonymous authors or attributed to authors like Sarkis, Nicodemus, John of Assiut, Hermina and Christodolus.
In this article, we will discuss the Magma’ (mementa Sanctorum). As all the Coptic liturgical texts, the manuscripts are late and the most important fragments are from the twelfth century from the Monastery of Saint Macarius and Saint Pischoi.