With texts by Pope Leo I: a manuscript from the 6th century with the oldest prayers of the Catholic Church

Sacramentarium Leonianum

Mid 6th century

Sacramentarium Leonianum

Sacramentarium Leonianum

— Mid 6th century

  1. This mid-6th century document holds the oldest prayers in the Catholic Church

  2. Some of the prayers are believed to have been written by Pope Leo I (ca. 400-461), after whom it is named

  3. It is also called the "Verona Sacramentary" after is residence in the Chapter Library of Verona Cathedral

Sacramentarium Leonianum

Alternative Titles:
  • Sacramentarium Veronense
Sacramentarium Leonianum – Codex Veronensis LXXXV, olim 80 – Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona (Verona, Italy)
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Short Description

The Sacramentarium Leonianum is a 6th century document of tremendous important because it holds the oldest prayers in the Catholic Church.

Sacramentarium Leonianum

The Sacramentarium Leonianum is a 6th century document of tremendous importance because it holds the oldest prayers in the Catholic Church. It is not a sacramentary in the strict sense of the word, but only contains prayers for certain masses. It is named for its connection to Pope Leo I (ca. 400-461), who supposedly wrote some of the prayers in the text, but is also called the "Verona Sacramentary" because it resides in the Chapter Library of Verona Cathedral. Unfortunately, the pages concerning the first four months of the year are lost and as such, there is no information concerning the Easter Vigil, the highpoint of the liturgical year. Nonetheless, the incredible manuscript is a document of tremendous historical and theological value.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Sacramentarium Veronense
Date
Mid 6th century
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1 available facsimile edition(s) of „Sacramentarium Leonianum“

Das Sacramentarium Leonianum
Sacramentarium Leonianum – Codex Veronensis LXXXV, olim 80 – Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona (Verona, Italy)
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Das Sacramentarium Leonianum

1 volume: This facsimile is not complete. Complete edition for studies of the liturgical manuscript from the Chapter Library in Verona. Reproduction in original size 175 x 240 mm. Size of the facsimile edition including margin 230 x 330 mm.
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1960
Binding
Half leather
Commentary
1 volume (286 pages) by F. Sauer
Language: German
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