Book/Printed Material Gallican Lectionary, from the Luxeuil Abbey. Lectionarius gallicanus
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- Gallican Lectionary, from the Luxeuil Abbey.
- Lectionarius gallicanus
- The manuscript presented here, Latin 9427 in the collections of the National Library of France, was produced in the seventh century, most likely at the Luxeuil Abbey in eastern France, where it later was discovered by the Benedictine scholar Jean Mabillon (1632-1707). Often referred to as the Luxeuil Lectionary, it is an important source for understanding the Gallican Rite, the rite that prevailed in Gaul from the earliest appearance of Christianity in France until about the middle or end of the eighth century. The manuscript contains the readings for several feast days, including that of Saint Geneviève; the Prophetical Lessons; and epistles and Gospels for the year from Christmas Eve onwards. At the end are the lessons for a few special masses, such as for the burial of a bishop and for the dedication of a church. The manuscript is written on parchment in the Merovingian minuscule script (also known as the Luxeuil script) and has decorated initials. It has a restored natural parchment binding. The Abbey of Luxeuil was founded in 585 by the great Irish monk, Saint Columban, on the ruins of the Gallo-Roman castle of Luxovium. It soon became the most important monastery in Gaul. It was sacked by the Vandals in 731 and most of the community of monks massacred. The monastery continued in operation until the French Revolution, but it never fully recovered its former glory.
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- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [650 to 750]
- - France--Haute-Saône--Luxeuil-les-Bains
- - 650 to 750
- - Bible
- - Christianity
- - Illuminations
- - Lectionaries
- - Liturgies
- - Rites and ceremonies
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 248 folios, parchment ; 22 x 13 centimeter text on sheets of 26.5 x 17 centimeters.
- - Reference extracted from World Digital Library: Richard Urban Butler, "Abbey of Luxeuil," in The Catholic Encyclopedia. Volume 9 (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910). http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09467a.htm.|"Gallican External Rite," in Catholic Online. http://www.catholic.org/encyclopedia/view.php?id=4963. External
- - Original resource at: National Library of France.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Merovingian Manuscript Collection
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Gallican Lectionary, from the Luxeuil Abbey. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 650 to 750, 0650] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668230/.
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(0650) Gallican Lectionary, from the Luxeuil Abbey. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 650 to 750] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668230/.
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Gallican Lectionary, from the Luxeuil Abbey. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 650 to 750, 0650] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668230/>.