Gelasian Sacramentary

Sacramentarium GelasianumSakramentarz gelazjańskiSacramentaire gélasienSacramentario gelasianoGelasia sakramentarioСакраментарій ГеласіяСакраментарий ГеласияСакраментарый Геласіяゲラシウスの典礼書

Collection: Vatican Library

Material: parchment

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The so-called Gelasian Sacramentary (Latin: Sacramentarium Gelasianum) is a book of Christian liturgy, containing the priest's part in celebrating the Eucharist. It is the second oldest western liturgical book that has survived: only the Verona Sacramentary is older. The book exists in several manuscripts, the oldest of which is an 8th-century manuscript in the Vatican Library, acquired from the library of Queen Christina of Sweden (thus MS Reginensis 316); in German scholarship this is referred to as the Altgelasianum, and is considered the sacramentary used by Saint Boniface in his mid-8th century mission on the European continent. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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