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Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies
School of Theology and Seminary
This paper examines the early development of the Gospel pericopes of the Roman lectionary; summarizes the patristic history of the lectionary and focuses on the earliest extant lectionary manuscript, the Comes ofWurzburg, and the sources that influenced it. It concludes that the third section of the Comes, the so-called Evangelary of 645, was an attempt to reconcile the Temporal and Sanctoral cycles within a single calendar. This reshaped the lectionary into the form preserved in the Missale Romanum.
Clark, Matthew P., "The Evolutionary Development of the Gospels in the Roman Lectionary as Reflected in Comes Romanus Wirziburgensis" (1997). School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses. 881.
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