Bulgarian Manuscripts

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SCN 2255 SCN 2256 SCN 2257

"Z" from a 12th century manuscript

"B" from a 17th century prayer book
"V" from a 16th century Bouhovo Gospel
SCN 2258 SCN 2259 SCN 2260
"B" from the 14th century Turnovo collection
"V" from Dobriesho's Gospel  13th century
"E" from 11th century Enina Book of Apostles

     The Enina Apostle is a Cyrillic manuscript from  the 10th and 11th century. It is a transcription of an earlier translation of a liturgical manuscript, made by Saints Cyril and Methodius, of 39 leaves containing the readings from the 35th Sunday after Pentecost until the vespers of Holy Saturday, and from September 1 to October 31. The manuscript came from the Holy Petka Tarnovsak church in the village of Enina and is preserved in the National Library in Sofia.

Cyril and Methodius

     The three stamps were issued in 1978 in observance of the 100th anniversary of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria in Sofia. Clockwise from the upper left: a page from a 13th century Gospel, St. Cyril from a miniature of 1567, a 16th century book cover.

SCN 2544-2546