29. MANUSCRIPT. OSTROMIR GOSPEL
294 pp. Parchment; ink, vermilion, paint, gold
35.5 x 29.0
Accession: 1806, Emperor Alexander I
Was housed in St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Novgorod. In 1701 the book was already kept in the Church of the Resurrection of the Moscow Kremlin. In 1720 it was brought to Petersburg. In 1805 it was rediscovered by Ya.A. Druzhinin, Catherine the Great’s private secretary, among the deceased empress’ personal belongings.
Restored by E.Kh. Trei in 1955; is kept unbound
- → Born in the spirit. Baptism of Russia and the triumph of Christian faith
- Under the Virgin Mother’s Protection
- Patrons and instructors. Veneration of saints in Russia and Russian saints.
- Light in the wilderness. Monasteries in Russia
- The Earthly Kingdom and the Heavenly Kingdom
- Holy objects in everyday life
- Heaven on Earth. Inside a Russian Orthodox Church
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