Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 25:6 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 25:6
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial S with the Stoning of St. Stephen Protomartyr
- This initial begins the first response for the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26), 'Stephanus autem plenis gratia et fortitudine' (And Stephen, full of grace and fortitude). St. Stephen is given the title 'Protomartyr' because he was the first martyr of the faith. The Acts of the Apostles record that he was stoned to death while preaching the Word of God (Acts 7:58).
- This cutting can be dated to ca. 1280.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting from an antiphonary.
Extent108 x 138 mm
- 14th century
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