XI, 2015, 2

An Unknown Manuscript of Hiero(schema)monk Nathan(ael) Dreteanovschi | p. 89–104

Lesser Blessing of Waters, manuscript, Paisie Ioanovici, Putna Monastery, the eighteenth century


The present article signals the existence of a hitherto unknown manuscript written by Hieroschemamonk Nathan Dreteanovschi, who was one of the important scribes of Putna Monastery in the 18th century. The manuscript is kept in a private collection, but was partially scanned and uploaded on the official website of the Prahova County Council. It contains the church service of the Lesser Blessing of Waters and it was written in 1778, as shown in the autograph signature of the manuscript.