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'...Officium beate Virginis secundum ordinem monasticum', Written in the 15th century in Venice (?)

MS. Canon. Liturg. 34
Held at the Weston Library

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'...Officium beate Virginis secundum ordinem monasticum', according to the use of Rome, written for a Benedictine nun (?: see foll. 273v, 274r): followed by:

  1. The ' Ordo canticum graduum psalmus', the Gradual Psalms (fol. 61)
  2. 'Officium in agenda Mortuorum' (fol. 67) with the Commemoratio
  3. The Penitential Psalms with Litany (fol. 143v)
  4. The 'Officium sanctissime Passionis ... Yesu Christi' (fol. 180)
  5. The 'Officium sanctissime Crucis' (fol. 207)
  6. 'Letania pro sancta Maria ...' (fol. 219)
  7. antiphons, etc. (fols. 226, 245)
  8. 'Letanie de Passione Domini' (fol. 249)

A few of the prayers are in Italian. The Venetian people is mentioned in the Litany (fol. 162), and St. Servulus. Fols. 169-179, 283-4 are in a later hand than the rest. Leaves are lost after fols. 205, 225, 244, 282.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Venice (?)


287 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Canon. Liturg. 34

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no. 19244

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated borders, miniatures, etc., imperfect


4 3/4 × 3 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom