Sluzebnik (Liturgical Book) of Isidore of Kiev
Call Number: Vat. slav. 14, fol. 32 recto
Publication Date: ca. 14th or early 15th century
RR, Plate 170: This Sluzebnik, owned by Isidore of Kiev is a collection of liturgical texts and contains notes in his own hand. The texts include the liturgies of John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Philotheus, the Presanctified, and the Presanctified Gifts. Written in a large uncial Cyrillic script of the Russian type, the manuscript is particularly striking on account of its neo-Byzantine ornamentation and its initials, mainly of a geometric, floral design. The text on display is the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.