On Saturday

The first section of Sinai Greek 690 has a beautiful border and the following rubric,

Οἱ κατὰ σάββατον λεγόμενοι κατ᾿ ἦχον κανόνες τοῦ ἁγίου τῆς μονής, ἤως τοῦ ἁγίου προφήτου Μωϋσέως.

The canons known as on Saturday by tone of the saint of the monastery, that is, of the holy Prophet Moses.

There follow eight different canons in honour of the holy Prophet Moses, one in each of the eight tones. These are to be chanted in succession on each Saturday, in the tone appointed for that particular week.

There was a blank space after the canon in Plagal of First Tone. Father Joachim, the scribe, filled it with a calligraphic flourish.

Τέλος τοῦ πλαγίου τοῦ πρώτου ἦχου. The end of Plagal of First Tone.

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