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Item No: mcai660151
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 66:15
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial G with St. Eucharius, Bishop of Trier, reviving Maternus
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Eucharius, bishop of Trier (Dec. 8), "Gloriosi antistitis eucherii rex eterne Christi..." (Christ the eternal king of the glorious overseer Eucharius). St. Eucharius is the first bishop of Trier. According to his legend, he converted many to Christianity when he revived his dead companion Maternus by touching him with the pastoral staff given to him by St. Peter. St. Eucharius was believed to be one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, but he in truth lived in the third century. The crests in the upper corners are similar to those of the city of Limbourg, where this manuscript may have been produced. Lewis E M 66:15-16 are from the same manuscript.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1660326
Country: Country:Belgium
City/Town/Township:Limbourg ?

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1599
Image Dimensions Width: 516 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 66:15-16

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