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MS 224: Ritual Ordinance by Neophytus, 1214

Identifier: MS 224
f. 58r
f. 58r


The manuscript is an early copy of the original manuscript containing the Ritual Ordinance (Typike Diatheke, in Greek) written by Neophytus, a monk who laid down a set of monastic rules.


  • Creation: 1214


Language of Materials

Medieval Greek.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


1 bound MS volume

Custodial History

The manuscript was written in Cyprus in 1214 by a man called Basil, a priest and notary of the diocese of Paphos.

Previous reference

Laing 811

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland's catalogue: 'Ritual Ordinance' of Neophytus.


Warren, Rev. Frederick Edward. "The "Ritual Ordinance" of Neophytus. Archaeologia 47(1882): 1-36.

Physical Facet

Material: Vellum.


16.40 cm x 12 cm.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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