The oldest preserved Serbian Cyrillic manuscript
The Miroslav Gospel is the oldest preserved Serbian Cyrillic manuscript. It was written in the second half of the 12th century for Miroslav, the ruler of Hum and the elder brother of Simeon Nemanja. Since its creation, the manuscript has held the status of a masterpiece. Apparently, this Gospel used to be a sacred book used to perform the Divine Liturgy when the Hilandar Monastery was founded. During the following seven centuries, it was presented on solemn occasions, as the sovereign Evangelistary. In 1896, the monks presented the Miroslav Gospel to King Alexander I Obrenović, and since then, its fate has taken an unusual direction…
What is written in the Miroslav Gospel?
The word Evangelion is of Greek origin and means: good news, joyful news. The main news for Christians is the Resurrection of Christ.
When was the Miroslav Gospel written?
The exact time when the Miroslav Gospel was written is unknown. It is possible that Miroslav’s commissioning the Evangelistary to be written was connected with the construction of his endowment…
Miroslav, Prince of Hum
In the last decades of the 12th century, Serbia was ruled by Grand Zhupan Stefan Nemanja, with the assistance of his brothers, Stracimir and Miroslav…
Facsimile of the Miroslav gospel
In March 2019, the sheets of the new, Gold Edition of the Miroslav Gospel were printed. The result is in front of you.