Manuscript reference: Vatican Mss Ottobonianus Lat.
mss written before 850 for Paris Cathedral; from Roman
exemplar, the Hadrianum, dating 786
Published by H. A. Wilson, The Gregorian
Sacramentary under Charles the Great, London 1915, p. 139.
The sacramentary contains two sections: (a) the authoritative
sacramentary sent to Charlemagne by Pope Hadrian I "which may not be changed";
and (b) adaptations and additions for the Church in Gaul, possibly edited by
The word 'diacona' is ancient.
Later the word 'diaconissa' (deaconness) became common.
This sacramentary 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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