A lectionary is a liturgical book which contains the readings (or lessons) for worship on any given day of the liturgical calendar. The text contained in this manuscript begins with the lesson for Easter Sunday. It also includes ekphonetic symbols, that is musical notations. The musical recitation of the Gospel is still used in the Greek Church, though it rests wholly on tradition, since the meaning of the ekphonetic signs is sometimes obscure. The probably originally showed the rise and fall of the voice and indicated certain stereotyped phrases, but did not give the precise notes used.
The text is in black, the musical recitation marks in red. Rubrics and headings are in red.
There are some illuminated initials.
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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.
MS 222: Gospel Lectionary, 12th century, MS 222. University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections.
MS 222: Gospel Lectionary, 12th century, MS 222. University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections. http://lac-archivesspace-live1.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/169317 Accessed September 27, 2023.