Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 093: Ordinal and Martyrology of Exeter
Ioh. de Grandisson Ordinale et Martyrologium Exoniense
ff. 178 (176)
365 Height (mm) and 250 Width (mm)
[ca. 1400 - 1425]
Table of contents:
Ordinal and Martyrology of Exeter
The Ordinal of Exeter Cathedral is preserved in two manuscripts of the fifteenth century, Exeter, Cathedral Library MS 3502 and CCCC MS 93. This copy is of c. 1400-25, but some of the border decoration has been added in the second half of the fifteenth century. The Ordinal contains the directions for the church services for the Mass and the Divine Office. The liturgical use of Exeter was an adaptation for that diocese of the Use of Sarum which from the mid-thirteenth century onwards spread over most parts of England. The book also contains a Martyrology of Exeter which compares with that of Exeter, Cathedral Library MS 3518. These copies of the Ordinal reveal the extent of difference from Sarum. MS 93 has fine illuminated borders with the monogram WS at the main divisions of the text.