Votive Offices

Latin Keywords officium, horae, de passione Domini, sanctae Crucis, beati Iacobi, Patris Sapientia
Short Description Votive Offices were recited ex voto, that is, in fulfillment of a special devotion or intention. Such Offices – not being part of the general calendar and hence different from the one proper for the given day – were optional in principle, even if they were considered obligatory to the petitioners (e.g. a diocese or a religious order) to whom the concession had been made. The Hours of the Virgin and the Office of the Dead are listed separately because in the Middle Ages they were an obligatory appendix to the Canonical Hours. Additional short offices commemorating the passion of Christ or the compassion of Mary (e.g. the series Patris Sapientia) are considered as exceptional cases of votive offices and are listed here.

Documents

Book Original Index Title P.N
DE Eichstätt 1589, Breviary Breviarium Eystetense Commemoratio passionis Christi 222 (173)
DE Magdeburg 1514, Breviary Breviarium Magdeburgense Horae de Passione Domini 567
DE Meißen 1511, Diurnal Diurnale Misnense Historia sacratissimi nominis Iesu 392 (181r)
ES Burgos 1480-1485, Breviary Breviarium Burgense Incipiunt horae sanctae Crucis 356 (170v)
ES Santiago de Compostela 1569, Breviary Breviarium Compostellanum Incipit officium commemorationis beati Iacobi 1184 (570r)
ES Santiago de Compostela 1569, Breviary Breviarium Compostellanum Officium sanctae Crucis 1216 (586r)
FR OPraem 1504, Breviary Breviarium Praemonstratense Sequuntur horae de passione Domini 617
GB Aberdeen 1509, Breviary Breviarium Aberdonense (pars hiemalis) Incipit commemoratio sancti Andreae 308 (131v)
GB Aberdeen 1509, Breviary Breviarium Aberdonense (pars aestivalis) Incipit commemoratio sancti Andreae 298 (131v)
GB York 1493, Breviary Breviarium Eboracense Festum Visitationis beatae Mariae Virginis per sacram convocationem Eborum 930
GB York 1493, Breviary Breviarium Eboracense Festum Transfigurationis Domini celebratur octavo Idus Augusti 941
GB York 1493, Breviary Breviarium Eboracense Secundae vesperae erunt de festo Dulcissimi Nominis Iesu 945
GB York 1493, Breviary Breviarium Eboracense Officium de sancto Ricardo de Hampole 956
HU OSPPE 1540, Breviary Breviarium Paulinum Officium de passione Domini per omnem sextam feriam celebrandum 1143 (466v)
HU Zagreb 1484, Breviary Breviarium Zagrabiense Incipit officium horarum de passione Domini 111 (g3v)
HU Zagreb 1484, Breviary Breviarium Zagrabiense Incipit officium horarum de passione Domini 151
NL Utrecht 1497, Breviary Breviarium Traiectense Horae sanctae Crucis 46 (b1r)
NO Trondheim 1519, Breviary Breviarium Nidrosiense In commemoratione sanctae Crucis ad primas vesperas 540 (264r)
SE Skara 1498, Breviary, Ritual Breviarium Scarense Lectiones de beata Virgine in sabbatis a Deus omnium usque ad Adventum Domini 1012 (17v)