Bratko Menaion

Bratko Menaion (Братков минеј) is a 13th-century Serbian liturgical calendar book (menaion), written Serbian Orthodox monk-scribe by the name of Bratko. It is the oldest menaion in Serbian literature, written in the Serbian recension of Old Church Slavonic (Old Serbian).[1] The menaion was discovered in the village of Banvani

Bratko Menaion
Created13th century
LocationNational library of Serbia

The book is composed of four parts, grouped in "services" of September and November (last fourth of the 13th century), and "festivity" for the rest of the months (first half of the 14th century). The first section (pp. 1–123) was written by presbyter Bratko (thence the name of the manuscript) during the reign of the Serbian king Stefan Vladislav (1234) for a feudal lord by the name of Obrad. The number of russisms and Russian orthography suggests it was made on Russian proposition.[2]

Fragments of a poem of Saint Naum of Ohrid (ca 830-910) is in the book.[3]

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  1. ^ Radio-televizija Srbije, 28. sep 2010, Staro srpsko pisano nasleđe (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Blic panorama, 2007.11.20 Molitve pisane na koži (in Serbian)
  3. ^ Kulturen Život, 1986, Macedonian review, Volumes 16-17, p. 226-228.Google Books
  • Scindeks, Arheografski prilozi, 2004-2005, br. 26-27, str. 109-122, Struktura Bratkovoga mineja - kratak pregled by Ranković Zoran. [1]

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