Italian Leaf from a Lectionary ca. 1175

The leaf contains nighttime lessons mentioning the third vigil, “in tertia vigilia.” In the Hours of the Liturgy, the Vigil was recited after midnight. This hour was also known as Matins. The lessons are related to Saints Peter, Paul and Barnabus and there are references to the Acts of the Apostles.

Lectionary. Monte Cassino, Italy. ca. 1175. Leaf Measurement 383 x 272 mm. Text Measurement 315 x 205 mm. Script: Beneventan Minuscule. (Narrow, ligatures, connective strokes).