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A Creed And A Confession In English, In A Manual

A Creed And A Confession In English, In A Manual

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1450

Shelfmark: Additional MS 30506

Item number: f.51v

Length: 28.7-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 19

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

A manual usually contains priests' texts for the conduct of the sacraments (baptism, confirmation, penance, marriage, extreme unction), the visitation of the sick, the burial service, and a variety of blessings. This manuscript emphasises Gloucester feast-days in its calendar, and has an inscription stating that it 'belongs to St. Aldate': it therefore must have been owned by the church of St. Aldate's in Gloucester.

Although the liturgical texts of the manuscript in Latin, there are also passages to be said in English, such as the confession in the middle of this page: 'I knowliche to god and to owre lay seynte Marie and to alle the halwen of hevene that I have senned ...' (I acknowledge to God and to Our Lady, St. Mary, and to all the blessed of heaven, that I have sinned ...).

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