Psalms 100 and 101 with Collect, in a Psalter With Old English Translation
Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum
On this page, with the end of Psalm 100 (101), the prayer (or 'collect'), labelled 'Oratio' (prayer) in red, can be seen at the end of the psalm. In this manuscript, these prayers were added for each psalm recitated during the divine office or daily prayer services of the monastery or convent. The latin collects, however, are not provided with Old English translations. Only corrections are written in, as can be seen just below the middle of the page, the word 'ut' is underscored with dots and the correct word 'et' written above. The large decorated first letter of Psalm 101 (102) marks it as the beginning of one of the eight divisions of the psalms accommodating the divine office: one section for each day of the week plus one for vespers (evening prayer services).