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A new book by a well-known Georgian scholar presents a
publication and a complete codicological and source
analysis of one of the oldest Georgian manuscripts, a collection
of liturgical texts, homilies for the most part. Such a
collection, along with lectionary and tropology, answered
the demands of Christian liturgical service through a whole
year. The Klardzheti anthology dating to the tenth century
contains Georgian translations of homilies by the Fathers of
the Church like John Chrysostom, Ephraim the Syrian,
Severianus of Gevali, Cyrill of Jerusalem, as well as original
Georgian works by Grigol Diakvani (the Deacon) and
loane Bolneli. In all, there are 63 texts covering the second
half of the liturgical year...