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'Ecclesiastica Officia', Written in the 14th century

MS. Canon. Liturg. 312
Held at the Weston Library

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'Ecclesiastica Officia' of the Cistercian order, an account in 121 chapters of the services, officers, and management of a Cistercian monastery, preceded by two sections on the foundation and establishment of the order beg. 'In episcopatu Lingonensi', and 'Anno itaque'). Chapter 1 beg. 'De Aduentu Domini. capitulum .j.

In Aduentu Domini dominica prima Ysaias incipiatur': printed in the Nomasticon Cisterciense, ed. by J. Paris (Solesmis, 1892), pp. 84-211, with the exception of the two introductory sections.


  • Creation: Written in the 14th century


120 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 312

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. 19401

Custodial History

On fol. 119, in a 14th cent. hand, 'Liber sancte Marie de Columba. Qui eum furatus fuerit uel alienauerit anathema sit. Amen', erased. This is probably the Cistercian monastery of the name near Piacenza: not the one near Limoges.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 5/8 × 6 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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