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A manuscript of Eucharistic prayers and the Gospel of John (OR 522)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript dated 1600 including the Eucharistic Prayers, Gospel of John, Prayer of St Bāselyos, Hymn to the Virgin Mary, Anaphora of Mary

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 522
Digital version –

Stamped on the inside cover: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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