By Christopher A. Jones
Notwithstanding most sensible identified this present day for his outdated English homilies, the Anglo-Saxon pupil ?lfric additionally composed, in a "letter" to his fellow clergymen, a collection of Latin liturgical directions that provide an extraordinary glimpse of what usual priests have been anticipated to understand and do. This booklet encompasses a new version of the Latin textual content with a severe gear, and the single whole English translation. statement and sizeable introductory chapters identify the letter's unprecedented value for our realizing of overdue Anglo-Saxon monasticism and liturgy.
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The omission of the phrase in (Ti) is probably the result of a scribe's anticipation of a similar phrase introducing the next sentence; see RC (Kornexl), p. 261 (commentary to lines 695±6). , LME 68 and RC (Ti) 101 epistola agree against RC (Fa) episticula. The excerpts ± which combine extracts from the Concordia with additions from Amalarius's Liber of®cialis and other sources ± constitute a signi®cant analogue to the LME. The similarities led Fehr to attribute them, plus adjacent extracts from Amalarius in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 190 (see below, n.
The sheer amount of explanation needed to put us on more or less the same footing as álfric's intended readers is instructive. 1 2 On the long confusion over the nature of álfric's customary and its relation to the Regularis concordia, see below, ch. 4. On customaries generally, see also above, p. 3, n. 8. This claim (at LME 1) is problematic; see below, nn. 48 and 53. 18 Structure and sources Because study of the details tends, however, to lose sight of the larger organization and emphases of the LME, the present chapter surveys these features and the extent of their correlation to álfric's sources.
The depositio crucis was never so widespread a custom as the veneration, however, and neither álfric's instructions here nor any known to me in his other writings hints that he observed this ceremony. Even at RC 74, moreover, the redactor (probably áthelwold himself ) stresses that the depositio is optional. At RC 79; the origins and contemporary perceptions of this rite are much disputed in modern scholarship. Representative studies include K. Young, The Drama of the Medieval Church, 2 vols. (Oxford, 1933) I, 249; Hardison, Christian Rite, pp.
Aelfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynsham by Christopher A. Jones