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The Samson Pontifical(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Pontificale (Winchester Worcester)
Codicology:Vellum, 310 x 190 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (12.3 x 7.5 in.), ff. 31 + 129 + 7, mostly 27 lines to a page. Cent. x-xi, xii very finely written in a good many hands.
Collation: 14 28 34 48 58 (8 canc.) || 68-168 (+1) 178-218 || 228 (wants 8).
Additions:Various notes in red by Parker on flyleaf.
Provenance:Pp. 1-60 (nos. 1-12) are Worcester, written for Bishop Samson (1096-1112). Nos. 13-21 Winchester. Items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 22, 23 Worcester supplements.
Research:The origin of the two portions of the book has been pointed out by Henderson, York Pontifical 1875, Surtees Society (Introd.), nos. iv and xiii. See also W. H. Frere, Alcuin Club Collections, English Pontifical Services 1901 I p. 93. He says “The Benedictional seems to belong to Winchester and to the xith century: it is possible that some of the preceding part of the Corpus is older.” But the Winchester portion is undoubtedly the oldest part of the book. Liebermann Gesetze p. xxi calls it Ci and uses it for Coronation oath, Ordeals, and Excommunication forms pp. 215, 401, 435. L. G. W. Legg, Coronation records, prints the Coronation-service (p. 12).
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + pp. 1-332 + ff. c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin, Greek, Old English and English.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1-2
Professions and absolution (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Profectiones subjectionis papae Romano ab episcopis et abbatibus electis faciendae (Content authored by Nasmith)
In two hands
1
a. Profession of obedience to the Archbishop of Canterbury
1
Incipit:
Ego .N. Wigornensis ecclesie electus
1
b. Another hand. Profession of obedience to the pope
1
c. Profession of an abbot
2
Form of Absolution
2
Incipit:
Ipse dominus Ihesus Christus equalis patri
2
Rubric:
Benedictio generalis pro cunctis fidelibus defunctis
2.
3-6
Blessings and excommunication (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictiones perae et baculi et imaginum, et excommunicatio eorum qui ecclesiam Wigorniensem violaverint (Content authored by Nasmith)
3
Rubric:
Benedictio pere et baculi
3
Hand like that of item 1a (1)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
4
Rubric:
Benedictio super imagines
4
Later hand
5
Excommunicatio
5
Incipit:
Ex auctoritate patris etc. ... et Sancti Oswaldi archiepiscopi etc.
5
A new hand
5
Preces and Collect for Washing of Feet
5
Larger later hand
p. 6 blank
3.
7-11
Order for a provincial Council (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Qualiter concilium agatur provinciale prima secunda et tertia die (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the same hand as items 4 and 5
Neumes. Initials plain red and green
4.
11-16
Reconciliation of an altar (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Reconciliatio altaris vel sacri loci seu cymiterii, qui fuerit pollutus (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the same hand as items 3 and 5
Neumes. Initials plain red and green
5.
16-22
Service of Ash Wednesday (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Qualiter quarta feria in capite jejunii circa penitentes agatur (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the same hand as items 3 and 4
Neumes. Initials plain red and green
6.
23-30
Additions to the benedictional. Additions to ordination services (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Recapitulatio benedictionum diversarum secundum ordinem Romanum scriptarum (Content authored by Nasmith)
In a very pretty upright round hand
The rubrics, after that given by Nasmith, are
24
Rubric:
In consecratione uel restauratione altarium benedictio aquae
26
Rubric:
Benedictio Byxis uel alius uasis in quo seruetur eucharistia
26
Rubric:
Consecratio altaris et calicis et patenae corporalisque
27
Rubric:
Oratio ad Reconciliationem clericorum
27
Rubric:
Benedictio imaginis Sancti Johannis Evangelistae
(two forms)
29
Ordination
29
Rubric:
Archidiaconus sine casula procedens et nomina clericorum qui ordinandi sunt (re-written) pre manibus habens humiliter in Episcopum et his eum uerbis alloquitur
30
Hand changes on p. 30
Rubrics in this section are in capitals
7.
31-37
Service of Maundy Thursday (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Qualiter penitentes in cena Domini in ecclesiam introducuntur (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the hand of items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 3-5
Marginal additions of cent. xii-xiii
8.
37-50
Service of Maundy Thursday cont. (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictio olei et chrismatis (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the hand of items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 3-5
Marginal additions of cent. xii-xiii
9.
51-51
Additional collect for the consecration of a church (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Dedicatio ecclesiae (Content authored by Nasmith)
Another hand
10.
52-52
Ordinand's oath to Bishop Samson (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Professio subjectionis ab ordinandis (Content authored by Nasmith)
Hinc ex nomine Sampsonis episcopi Wigorniensis colligimus hanc partem codicis exaratam fuisse circa annum 1100(Content authored by Nasmith)
A large hand
52
The words “in presentia domini SAMSONIS episcopi” occur
11.
53-56
Interrogatories to an abbot (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Qualiter ad abbatem electus praelatione episcopali sit examinandus et consecrandus (Content authored by Nasmith)
A hand which has not appeared before. Wigornensis ecclesia is mentioned: one form of profession on p. 53 re-written
56-62
Oblatio pueri and music for the consecration of a church (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictio pueri in monachum (Content authored by Nasmith)
In two hands
On p. 60, in a good small round hand: part of the office for dedication of a church with neumes
61-62
Monastic profession, end of erased Index, and material for the consecration of a church (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictio pueri in monachum (Content authored by Nasmith)
At p. 61 the original book, of cent. x-xi?, begins. The upper part of the page has been erased and re-written (xi) with a paragraph
61
Rubric:
De professione clericorum. Gregorius Petro subdiacono sicilie
61
Incipit:
Ante triennium subdiacones etc.
and a suffrage
61
Explicit:
Ut hos fratres nostros ad sacros ordines promouendos in sacra religione conseruare digneris T. R.
The rest of the page has its original writing, a table of contents beginning (imperfectly)
61
Incipit:
Benedictio super regem cotidiana. Item alia Item alia lxxiiii
ending with
62
Explicit:
Benedictio fonti in quo aliqua neglegentia contigerit xcix
This gives the contents of the present pages 282 to 298. The Roman numbers refer to items, not pages
Followed by a later paragraph
62
Incipit:
Hec sunt que ante dedicationem preparanda sunt
Then in the original hand
62
Rubric:
Missa pro edificante ecclesiam
The hand of this part of the book is very fine. Rubrics in alternate lines of red and green. Neumes. Initials in blue, red, green, some with simple ornament
13.
63-108
Consecrations, reconciliations, and blessings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ordo ad consecrandam domum Dei omniaque sacra utensilia et vestimenta (Content authored by Nasmith)
The Greek alphabet is at top of p. 67
104
(102)
Some marginal additions (xi)
Blessing of paten and chalice mostly re-written (xi)
14.
108-123
Ordination services (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ordinatio psalmistae, ostiarii, lectoris, exorcistae, accoliti, subdiaconi, diaconi et presbiteri (Content authored by Nasmith)
In ordination of priests part of p. 121 re-written
The items are numbered in Roman up to “xviii. Benedictio uestis uiduae”
15.
123-128
Ordination of an abbot or abbess (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ordinatio abbatis et abbatissae (Content authored by Nasmith)
16.
129-138
Ordination of a bishop (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ordinatio episcopi (Content authored by Nasmith)
17.
138-150
Coronation service (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Consecratio regis et reginae (Content authored by Nasmith)
18.
150-159
Professions of monks, virgins, widows (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictio monachorum et sanctimonialium (Content authored by Nasmith)
19.
159-301
Benedictional (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictiones episcopales per totum annum (Content authored by Nasmith)
Proper of Time begins
159
Rubric:
Dominica IIII. ante natale Domini nostri Iesu Christi
159
Red and blue initial
204
A handsome red and blue initial (Easter)
229
Rubric:
Finiunt Dominicales Benedictiones
229
Rubric:
Benedictio de Sancta Trinitate
230
Rubric:
Benedictio cotidie ad matutinum etc.
Ending with
238
Rubric:
Benedictio scrinii uel arce
239
Proper of Saints
239
Rubric:
Benedictio in natalem Sancti Stephani protomartiris
239
Green and blue initial
Includes Elphege Episcopus, Cuthbert, theldrytha, Natalis Sancti Suuithuni, Translatio Sancti Suuithuni, Atheluuoldus (two), Translatio Atheluuoldi, Denis, Iustus, Birinus
275
Rubric:
Finiunt Benedictiones in nataliciis sanctorum
275
Common of Saints
After Benedictio in Anniversario festo aecclesiae (p. 280) a small blank was left at the bottom of the page. In this a rather later hand has written
280
Rubric:
Orationes ad libros benedicendos
280
Incipit:
Descendat quesumus
280
Rubric:
Alia oratione
280
Initial A and one line written, then erased. It is completed on p. 323
281
Rubric:
Benedictio super regem tempore sinodi
The last is
300
Rubric:
Benedictio salis et aquae ad pecora sananda
20.
301-312
Exorcism (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Exorcismus aquae tum gelidae tum ferventis ad judicium Dei demonstrandum (Content authored by Nasmith)
On p. 303 Halsung in Anglo-Saxon: others on pp. 304 and 308, 309. See Liebermann, Gesetze 401
Cameron B12.1.2, B12.1.3(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
21.
312-319
Exorcism (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Exorcismus panis ordeacei uel casei (Content authored by Nasmith)
314
Form of Exorcism for a possessed person begins on p. 314 without proper title
318
The old portion of the book ends in this, imperfectly, with p. 318
319
The text is completed on p. 319 in a hand like that of items(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 3-5 (but not the same, I think)
22.
319-328
Blessings (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Benedictio sponsi et sponsae (Content authored by Nasmith)
319
In this same hand, ending on p. 322
322
At the bottom of this page is the first line of the prayer (ad libros benedicendos) which was begun on p. 280. It is completed on p. 323 by a pretty round hand which continues with
323
Rubric:
Benedictio sanctorum Confessorum Ecgwini ac Oswaldi
324
Rubric:
Benedictio nuptialis
325
Rubric:
ad lectum
and one erased
On p. 326 another similar hand appears, no title
326
Incipit:
Inclina domine aurem tuam ad me
326
At bottom, the following(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) words, in a small hand with neumes
326
Incipit:
Alleluia. Uox exultationis et salutis in tabernaculis iustorum
On p. 327 a hand like that of item(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) 6 writes (Apoc. xxi. 3)
327
Incipit:
In diebus illis uenit angelus et locutus est mecum
328
Explicit:
scripti sunt in libro uitae
328
A Collect in a large hand
23.
329-331
Curses (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Maledictiones (Content authored by Nasmith)
Probably in the hand of p. 327
Two forms of cursing a thief
331
On the last page (xv-xvi): “Mem. at ther be lefte at mr northeleys xxxij bokes”
It is evident that the four leaves pp. 323-330 were at one time meant to be inserted after p. 280