University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 1341, Lectionary (Matthew-Luke Lectionary Fragment). Greg. l 1960. Constantinople? 13th century.
Gospel lectionary leaves in Greek. Contains portions of the Matthean and Lukan sections of the Synaxarion. With ecphonetic notation. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Grk. 40 and Ms. 939a.
Saturday, Week 11 after Pentecost, Matthew 19:9-12 (lacking).
Sunday, Week 11 after Pentecost, Matthew 18:23-24.
Rubric: εκ του κατα Ματθαιον (From the Gospel according to Matthew).
Sunday, Week 11 after Pentecost (continuation), Matthew 18:24-29 (lacking, ends with και απο[δωσω]).
Note: Between fols.  and , readings lost for Weeks 12 through 16 after Pentecost.
Saturday, Week 17 after Pentecost, Matthew 25:10-13 (lacking, begins with εισηλθον).
Sunday, Week 17 after Pentecost, Matthew 15:21-24.
Rubric: εκ του κατα Ματθαιον.
Sunday, Week 17 after Pentecost (continuation), Matthew 15:24-28.
Saturday, Week 18 after Pentecost, Luke 4:31 (lacking, ends with πολιν).
Rubric: εκ του κατα λουκαν (From the Gospel according to Luke).
Note: Between fols.  and , readings lost for Sunday, Week 18 and part of Saturday, Week 19 after Pentecost.
Saturday, Week 19 after Pentecost, Luke 5:22-26 (lacking, begins with [α]ποκριθεισ).
Sunday, Week 19 after Pentecost, Luke 6:31-32.
Rubric: εκ του κατα λουκαν.
Sunday, Week 19 after Pentecost (continuation), Luke 6:32-36.
Saturday, Week 20 after Pentecost, Luke 5:27-28 (lacking, ends with απαντα).
Rubric: εκ του κατα λουκαν.
Note: Between fols.  and , readings lost for part of Saturday and all of Sunday, Week 20, and part of Saturday, Week 21 after Pentecost.
- fol. [4r] Saturday, Week 21 after Pentecost, Luke 6:2-8.
- fol. [4v] Saturday, Week 21 after Pentecost (continuation), Luke 6:8-10 (lacking). Sunday, Week 21 after Pentecost, Luke 8:5-7 (lacking, ends with ακανθων).
Headpiece of multi-colored floral, foliate, and geometric motifs at the beginning of the readings for the Gospel of Luke.
Major initials (45-70 mm) primarily in blue, red, green, and gold set off from the text and embellished with floral and bead designs. Minor initials in red overlaid with gold.
Parchment. 297 x 232 mm.
Number of Leaves
Erased foliation 111 (fol. ).
Written space 220 x 155 mm (fol. [1r]). Each column is 220 x 65 mm with a space of 25 mm between.
2 columns, 20 lines. Ruling with hard point. Pricking in outer margin of fol. .
Written in minuscule script in dark brown ink (some flaking). Ecphonetic notation in red.
Punctuation includes the cross (full stop), middle point, and the mark of elision.
Titles in red overlaid with gold.
Leaves trimmed. Edges rounded. Occasional water stains.
Bound by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company in green linen over cardboard. Spine label in gilt: Four Gospel Lectionary Folios (Matthew-Luke) 13-14 cent.
The manuscript to which the present leaves belonged is judged to have been written in the early 13th century, possibly in Constantinople, the present-day Istanbul, Turkey.
Medieval to early 20th century provenance unknown. Belonged to Harold Rideout Willoughby (1890-1962), professor in the University of Chicago's Divinity School. Mr. Willoughby purchased the leaves from Philip C. Duschnes (New York), ca. 1938.
Gift of Harold R. Willoughby to the University of Chicago, November 1938.
- Ernest Cadman Colwell and Donald W. Riddle eds., Prolegomena to the Study of the Lectionary Text of the Gospels, Studies in the Lectionary Text of the Greek New Testament (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, c1933), vol. 1.
- Merrill Mead Parvis, The Story of the Goodspeed Collection ([Chicago]: s.n., 1952), pp. 23-24.
- C. U. Faye and W. H. Bond, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962), p. 163.