MS5 Lectionary Leaf

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Title

MS5 Lectionary Leaf

Description

Inscribed in the 12th century, this nameless lectionary contains an invocation to the Lord and was most likely used in the celebration of the Christian Mass. A liturgical book is one used during the ceremony of the Mass as opposed to a reference text, which would give instructions on how best to perform the ceremony or when to perform the ceremony. This leaf is originally from France, and as such may not be a version of the Roman Liturgy but a version of the Gallican Rite, the liturgy of ancient Gaul. The leaf contains both prayers and songs, both of which correlate to the specific part of the liturgical calendar in which these invocations should be made.

Marymount University's Gomatos Collection contains a single leaf of vellum, inscribed with musical notations and prayers. Recovered from a binding, the leaf is in pieces loosely reassembled to form a complete page. The text is comprised of few drop capital letters filled in blue and red with small intricate designs. The majority of the text is written in black ink with visible margins and lines.

Edition info:
Inscription: Oblatis domine qs sec placare munibus. Er inter cedente beato valentino vire tuo acunctis vos defende periculis. Co magna e. Sit noli repano vitis ... ... celeste misterium utemus exequimur auctione. Sentiamus…

Oh lord with what gifts offered?

Further Reading:

Palazzo, Eric, and Madeleine Beaumont. A History of Liturgical Books: from the Beginning to the Thirteenth Century. Liturgical Press, 1998.

Jenner, Henry. "The Gallican Rite." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 6. New York: Robert Appleton Company,1909. 2 Apr. 2018 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06357a.htm>.

Source

France

Date

c1150

Contributor

Duong, Nhu-Phuong
Freeland, Allyson

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Format

1 leaf vellum
colored illustrations
36 x 27 cm.

Language

Latin

Type

Text

Identifier

https://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=17692408

Files

front.jpg
backside.jpg

Collection

Citation

“MS5 Lectionary Leaf,” John T. and Agnes J. Gomatos Special Collections Room, accessed November 13, 2018, http://gomatos.wrlc.org/items/show/41.