Λόγος λʹ. Καθάπερ γὰρ τὸ σῶμα ἕν ἐστι, καὶ μέλη ἔχει πολλὰ, πάντα δὲ τὰ μέλη τοῦ σώματος πολλὰ ὄντα, ἕν ἐστι σῶμα· οὕτω καὶ ὁ Χριστός.
At f. 37v there is, within the text, a longer note in red with the marginal rubric ἠθικόν: ἐγκώμιον εἰς τὰς πενιχρὰς χήρας· τὰς προσεδρευούσας ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις· καὶ ὅτι οὐ δεῖ ἡμᾶς πενίαν δεδοικότας, ἀρετῆς καταφρονεῖν καὶ τὰ ἐξῆς.
After the rubric and the very first line of this homily (PG 61, col. 257) there is a lacuna. The text picks up on the next leaf with PG 61, col. 262, line 30 (ἐγκωμιάζουσι μόνον) and the homily breaks off some ten lines early, at PG col. 264, line 33.
The leaves at the end of the volume have been transposed, so that the last words of the preserved text (=PG 61, col. 331, line 30) are now found on the penultimate leaf. There is also a lacuna after f. 56v corresponding to PG 61, col. 323, line 25 – 325, line 8 (τοι καὶ προσποιεῖται ἀγνοεῖν – ἥκει εἰς θά). On f. 58v in red ink: ἠθικόν· ὅτι οὐδὲ πλοῦτος ἡδονῆς, κτλ.
in pencil in the upper right margin: 1–58.
Due to the state of the volume, a quire formula would make little sense. There are only two quaternions left undamaged, fol. 22–29 and fol. 42–49, while the rest of the leaves are more scattered and partly jumbled.
Some original signatures remain, in the lower right corner of the last verso and the upper right corner of first recto: ιβʹ
A few wormholes. Some corners and tears have been repaired with whiter paper.
(ff. 1r–58v) A legible minuscule in black ink. The letters have regular, middle-sized nuclei but the ductus appears slightly unsteady and partly inclined to the left. The kappa has characteristic hooks, folded backwards on top of the main upright and inwards in the lower strokes. Some inclusions are found, together with a few standard abbreviations. Theta is sometimes “ad ombelico”, with a short vertical line for a dot.
(f. 33v) In the right column of this page the style of writing appears slightly different. Perhaps it was copied by a different hand.
Shelfmark information on the (LCI); a note of provenance on (f. L1r).
Rubrics and initials in red ink; the main initials have a simple vegetable motif as ornament and are 5–6 lines tall. Headpieces before the title of each homily, at ff. 4r, 9v, 13v, 15r, 21v, 26v, 33r, 35r, 39v, 44r, 50r, 54v, showing geometrical and interlace designs in red, black, and golden ink. In addition to the geometric and palmette-leaf design, the headpiece on (f. 39v) displays two birds. The golden ink has at some places eaten through the paper; a few of the headbands were hence mended with strips of white restoration paper.
Early eighteenth-century half covers with brown stained
skin and marbled
paper over paper boards. No endbands. Sewn on four sewing supports.
Sparse gold-tooling on the spine and a gold-tooled leather title label with the text: CHRYSOSTOMI HOMILIAE. Additional paper labels on spine (shelfmark), on the front cover with handwriting (Codex Mss: Gr. Biblioth. Lincop. Nr.), and on the back cover (blank).