Archival records from Preservation of the historical literary heritage of Tigray, Ethiopia: the library of Romanat Qeddus Mika'el (EAP254)

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  • Romanat Qeddus Michael Manuscript Collection [Second half of the 16th - 20th...

    Collection Ref: EAP254/1
    Digital images of 70 parchment manuscripts which constitute the collection of the Romanat Qeddus Mika'el Church. It is a typical Ethiopia church manuscript library with the books dating into the period from the second half of the 16th century (i.e., possib ...
  • "Dersanomu lä-Arba'tu Ensesa ""Homily on the Four Living...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/1
    Homily for the church feast of the Four Living Creatures (8 Hedar), with marginalia. The time of the composition of the work is unknown; it is attested since the late 18th century (?). The manuscripts was donated by Wäyzaro Negesti Germay (her baptismal na ...
  • "Senkessar ""Synaxarion"" (for the first half of the...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/2
    The manuscript appears to be an early copy of the current version of the Synaxarion (so-called "vulgata"; thought to have been created in the second half of the 16th cent). It contains the first part of the Synaxarion, with lessons for the sanctoral cycle ...
  • "Senkessar ""Synaxarion"" (for the first half of the...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/3
    A part of the Synaxarion ("vulgata" version) with the lessons for the sanctoral cycle for the first half of the year (Mäskäräm - Yäkkatit). Donated by wäyzaro Wälättä Sadeqan Gäbrä Mika'el, who commissioned the manuscript for 1215 ETB. Scribe unknown. ...
  • "Arba'etu Wängel ""Four Gospels"" [late 17th...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/4
    The main Gospel book of the church ("Golden Gospel"), donated at a significant occassion (possibly, establishment of re-establishment of the church). The finely written and bound manuscript contains Four Gospels, marginal notes, fine miniatures. A miniatur ...
  • "Mäshafä Deggwa ""The Book of Deggwa"" [first half...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/5
    The Deggwa is a collection of hymns for the church services during the liturgical year, thought to have been compiled at least in the 15th cent. The manuscript contains the hymns with musical notation. According to a marginal note on folio 191r, the book w ...
  • "Tä'amrä Maryam ""Miracles of Mary"" [18th...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/6
    The core of the Miracles of Mary was translated in late 14th/early 15th century froom Arabic; after that, the collection was greatly enriched and spread over the country in numerous versions (cp. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica IV, 789-95). The miracles are read ...
  • "Täam'rä Maryam ""Miracles of Mary"" [20th...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/7
    The miracles are read at numerous church feasts of St. Mary. The Ms contains a smaller collection of the miraculous stories about St. Mary (some 30-40?), a donation note. ...
  • "Gädlä Hawaryat, ""The Acts of the Apostles"" [2003?...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/8
    The apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, translated into Ge'ez in 14th century at the latest, are read at the respective church feasts in their commemoration. The manuscript contains the Acts of the Apostles, a colophon. The book was donated wäyzaro (Mrs) Abad ...
  • "Gädlä Ananya (""The Acts of Ananya""; Collection of...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/9
    The Vita of Ananya, a 16th century monk from the so-called "Ewostatean movement", was possibly written in the 16th or 17th century (s. Encyclopaeida Aethiopica I, 250-51). The manuscript contains a collection of hagiographic works devoted to Ananya: the Vi ...
  • Somä Deggwe (A part of the Deggwa for the Lent period) [19th century]

    File Ref: EAP254/1/10
    Somä Deggwa is a part of Deggwa which is usually copied separately and contains the hymns for the period of Lent. It started circulating as separate text at least in the late 17th century. The manuscript contains the text with musical notation. Scribe unkn ...
  • "Tä'amrä Maryam ""Miracles of Mary"" [1967? AD]...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/11
    The miracles are read at numerous church feasts of St. Mary. The manuscript contains circa 70 miraculous stories. Donated by (fem.) Wälättä Muse, (fem.) Wälättä Kidan; Gäbrä Mika'el, Gäbrä Iyäsus and others. Scribe unknown. ...
  • "Mäshafä Genzät ""The Book of the Funeral Ritual"" ...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/12
    The text is used for the funeral service. The oldest known manuscripts originate from the 15th century (s. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica II, 748-49). The manuscript contains the Mäshafä Genzät and a marginal note. According to the donation note (fol. 139), the ...
  • "Gädlä Kiros ""The Acts of St. Kiros"" [19th/early...

    File Ref: EAP254/1/13
    The hagiographic work devoted to Kiros, an Egyptian saint (s. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica III, pp. 409-411.). The manuscript contains the Vita of St. Kiros. Scribe unknown. ...
  • "Dawit ""Psalter"" [mid-19th century]"

    File Ref: EAP254/1/14
    The Psalter is one of the most wide-spread works in Ethiopia, used for both the liturgy and private devotion (cp. Encyclopaedia Aethiopica IV, 231-233.). Ethiopic Psalter usually includes, apart from the Psalms, also the Canticles of the Prophets, Song of ...