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A Benedictine Ordinal, Written early in the 13th century in Germany (?)

MS. Canon. Liturg. 325
Held at the Weston Library

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A Benedictine Ordinal, consisting of:

  1. A calendar with tables (fol. 5)
  2. 'ordo diuini officii per circulum anni secundum Hirsiacenses' (fol. 15v)
  3. At fol. 160v follows 'libellus de miraculis & beneficiis s. Marie': beg. 'Ad omnipotentis Dei laudem cum sepe recitantur', at the end of which is a 'Benedictio campanę' (fol. 223)
  4. Among the additions are some Latin hymns (fols. 1v, 4, 224v), and a note about masses 'aput Anesum' (Ens, near Linz ?: fol. 3)

There are some musical notes in the volume.


  • Creation: Written early in the 13th century in Germany (?)


227 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Canon. Liturg. 325

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. 19414

Custodial History

The calendar points to Germany (St. Cunegunda honoured, added in a contemporary hand, Mar. 3, Sept. 9: canonized in A.D. 1200). In the first half of the 13th cent. the book was transferred to the diocese of Aquileia, probably to the 'monasterium Mosacense', see calendar: the local notes extend from 1302 to 1381 (fols. 1, 4v, 159v, 160). A cycle of years on fol. 12 is from 1344-1409, covering an older series (perhaps 1256-1321).

Related Materials

See MS. Canon. Liturg. 297.

Physical Facet

On parchment, partly in double columns, with some fine capitals


9 1/8 × 6 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom