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A portable monastic libellus, or partial ritual book, describing the administration of rites to an ill monk, the burial rites of a monk or layperson, and the prayers, chants, and processions associated with them; the libellus demonstrates the role of the monks in ensuring proper burial for members of the lay community. The punctus flexus punctuation and the inclusion of St. Hugh of Lincoln, the second-most prominent saint (behind Bruno) in the Carthusian Order, suggest that the manuscript belonged to a Carthusian monastery. The mentions of St. Jerome and St. Katherine of Siena suggest the manuscript may have been tied to the Hieronymites of Fiesole. Includes a hymn in square notation on 4-line staves in red ink (f. 22r-25r).
Carthusians -- Liturgy, Catholic Church -- Prayers and devotions -- Early works to 1800, Catholic Church, Carthusians, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Funeral service -- Catholic Church, Monastic and religious life -- Early works to 1800, Monastic and religious life, Gregorian chants -- Manuscripts, Gregorian chants, Liturgics, Codices, Manuals (instructional materials), Rituals (liturgical books), Gregorian chants, Manuscripts Latin, Manuscripts Renaissance, Prayers and devotions, Prayers, Devotional literature
Catholic Studies | Liturgy and Worship | Renaissance Studies
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Porter, Dot, "Collation Model for Ms. Codex 1239: [Monastic ritual and Passion sequence]." (2022). Collation Models. 149.