Item No: mcai650401
Additional Title: Antiphonary
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Initial S with St. Simeon
These leaves can be dated to ca. 1430-1440.
This initial begins the first antiphon of Lauds for the feast of the Purification of the Virgin (Feb. 2), "Simeon iustus et timoratus exspectabat redemptionem Israel et spiritus sancto erat in eo" (Simeon, a just and devout man, was looking for the redemption of Israel and the Holy Spirit was in him).
Lewis E M 65:1-78 were once thought to have come from a single manuscript associated with the Cistercian monastery at Zwettl in Austria. It has been determined, however, that the leaves are from a number of separate manuscripts and were likely produced by a team of scribes and artists at the scriptorium of the Benedictine monastery at Melk.
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Lewis E M 65:1-78