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Nemanjich dinasty - coat of arms

Chilandar Monastery

The Holy Mountain of Athos




Kanonos to the Virgin, 14th century manuscript.


The oldest Serbian document at Chilandar: the Karyes typikon from 1199, the original copy bearing Sava Nemanjich's signature.


The Chilandar typikon


Chilandar scribes of the 14th century left behind a masterpiece of calligraphy: the Lectionary of the Gospels of the monk Romanus from 1337.


Greek lectionary of the Gospels from the late 13th or early 14th century, an example of classical Byzantine calligraphy, and evidence of Serbo-Byzantine spiritual community on Athos.