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 | 904 Commemoratio passionis Christi
222 (173)
DE Magdeburg 1514, Breviary, Breviarium Magdeburgense | 361 Horae de Passione Domini
567
DE Meißen 1511, Diurnal, Diurnale Misnense | 880 Historia sacratissimi nominis Iesu
392 (181r)
DE Wessobrunn 1120 (about), Collectary, Ritual, BSB München Clm 22039 | 3510 Pro tempestate
214 (105r)
ES Burgos 1480-1485, Breviary, Breviarium Burgense | 219 Incipiunt horae sanctae Crucis
356 (170v)
ES Elne 1100-1200, Missal, Breviary, Ritual, BNF Paris NAL 0557 | 242 Invitatorium de sancta Trinitate
12 (9v)
ES Santiago de Compostela 1569, Breviary, Breviarium Compostellanum | 788 Incipit officium commemorationis beati Iacobi
1184 (570r)
ES Santiago de Compostela 1569, Breviary, Breviarium Compostellanum | 788 Officium sanctae Crucis
1216 (586r)
FR OPraem 1504, Breviary, Breviarium Praemonstratense | 822 Sequuntur horae de passione Domini
617
GB Aberdeen 1509, Breviary, Breviarium Aberdonense (pars hiemalis) | 824 Incipit commemoratio sancti Andreae
308 (131v)
GB Aberdeen 1509, Breviary, Breviarium Aberdonense (pars aestivalis) | 823 Incipit commemoratio sancti Andreae
298 (131v)
GB York 1493, Breviary, Breviarium Eboracense | 879 Festum Visitationis beatae Mariae Virginis per sacram convocationem Eborum
930
GB York 1493, Breviary, Breviarium Eboracense | 879 Festum Transfigurationis Domini celebratur octavo Idus Augusti
941
GB York 1493, Breviary, Breviarium Eboracense | 879 Secundae vesperae erunt de festo Dulcissimi Nominis Iesu
945
GB York 1493, Breviary, Breviarium Eboracense | 879 Officium de sancto Ricardo de Hampole
956
HR Dalmacija 1400-1500, Ritual, BAV Barb. lat. 412 | 1130 In agenda mortuorum ad matutinum
106 (105v)
HR Zagreb 1484, Breviary, Breviarium Zagrabiense | 693 Incipit officium horarum de passione Domini
111 (g3v)
HR Zagreb 1484, Breviary, Breviarium Zagrabiense | 862 Incipit officium horarum de passione Domini
151
HU OSPPE 1540, Breviary, Breviarium Paulinum | 473 Officium de passione Domini per omnem sextam feriam celebrandum
1143 (466v)
NL Utrecht 1497, Breviary, Breviarium Traiectense | 659 Horae sanctae Crucis
46 (b1r)
NO Trondheim 1519, Breviary, Breviarium Nidrosiense | 642 In commemoratione sanctae Crucis ad primas vesperas
540 (264r)
SE Skara 1498, Breviary, Ritual, Breviarium Scarense | 592 Lectiones de beata Virgine in sabbatis a Deus omnium usque ad Adventum Domini
1012 (17v)