Choir book

Item Info

Item No: mcai660111
Additional Title: Choir book
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial E with the Visitation
Notes: This initial likely begins a part of the liturgy for the feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary (July 2). The text from Luke 1:39-47, which relates the story of the Visitation of Mary, is the Gospel reading for the Mass of the same feast. When she was pregnant with the Christ Child, Mary traveled to Hebron to see her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist. Upon their greeting, John leapt in Elizabeth's womb in recognition of the Christ Child's divinity. The earliest known instance of the celebration of this feast occurs in the Franciscan liturgy around 1237.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1648608
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1460
Image Dimensions Width: 450 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 66:11

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