Folio 290r

Hours of the Compassion of the Virgin, continued.

Matins, continued.


Burnet Psalter image.  University of Aberdeen. Maria mater pia
plorans foris acriter
regem mundi\ furibundi
dum tractarent viliter.

Versus.

Ceteri cum dormis\sent.
Tu sola mestas celebrasti vigilias.

Pater noster.\

Et ne nos.

Iube domine benedicere.

Pro nobis ora cruci\fixum virgo decora.



First lesson, Christum in cruce pendentem.

The lesson (HL, 2, p 143) invokes the grief of the Virgin Mary she watched her son hanging on the cross; she wept and beat her breast, fulfilling the words of Simeon that she would be pierced by the sword of compassion (Luke, 2:35). Her only solace at this time was Christís disciple [St John].

Leccio prima.\

Christum <Prolem> in cruce pendentem
mesta mater\ aspiciens
lacrimata
alacriter <incessanter>
pectus\ sacrum percuciens

flens <Plures> movit ad merorem\
suo
rugitu <ploratu> querulo
natum videns cruentatum\
tensum crucis patibulo.

Animam meste parentis\
tunc pertransivit acrius
iuxta verbum Symeo\nis
<compassionis> gladius.

Sic
dum plorat <deploret> mortem nati <prolis>\
quem <quam> blasphemavit populus;
solus erat conso\lator
et custos eius discipulus.

Responsum.

Consolari\ Maria non potuit
sic tractatum videns quem genuit.\
Nec minorem dolorem habuit
quam salvator qui tot susti\nuit.

Versus.

Mortem eius cernens quem aluit.
Nec mi[norem dolorem habuit]\

Iube domine benedicere.

Nobis mors fratris sit vita pie\ prece matris. Amen.


Second lesson, Cum de cruce depositus.

The lesson (HL, 2, p 144) invokes the grief of the Virgin Mary as her son was taken from the cross to his tomb...

Lectio secunda.\

Cum de cruce depositus
ad tumulum\ portatur
inter dolores anxios
por-\



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