library reference: Cambrai Médiathèque
Municipale, ms 164
mss written in 811/812 for Hildoard, Bishop of Cambrai
(790-816); from Roman exemplar, the Hadrianum, dating 786
Published by H. A. Wilson, The Gregorian
Sacramentary under Charles the Great, London 1915, p. 139.
The text is almost identical with that in two other
sacramentaries: Reginae 337 and
Ottobonianus 313, except that this pontifical
does not contain the additions for Gaul found in the other two manuscripts.
Orationê ad diaconam faciendam
1. Prayer to make a woman
The word 'diacona' is ancient.
Later the word 'diaconissa' (deaconness) became common.
This pontifical does not contain
Exaudi, domine, preces nostras, et super
hanc famulam tuam illam spiritum
tue benedictionis emitte ut clesti munere ditata et tue gratiam possit maiestatis adquirere, et bene uiuendi aliis exemplum prebere. Per
3."Hear, o Lord, our
petition and send down on this your maidservant
here the Spirit of your ordination so that,
since you have conferred on her your heavenly
office, she may obtain favour with your majesty and may present to others the
example of a good life. Through. "
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