Lives of Saints, etc. IE TCD MS 174: folios 121r-123v. On the Apostle’s Creed ; Litanies and prayer Public Deposited

Lives of Saints, etc. IE TCD MS 174: folios 121r-123v. On the Apostle’s Creed ; Litanies and prayer

Alternative title
  • Litanies and prayer
  • On the Apostle’s Creed
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 174, folios 121r-123v
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • between approximately 1078-1125
  • IE TCD MS 174, Lives of Saints, etc. Folios 121r-123r: On the Apostle’s Creed, beginning: C[page tear] ‘non creatum sed ingenitum’ filium quoque de substancia patris sine inicio ante secula natum nec tamen factum esse fatemur quia nec pater sine filio nec filius aliquando extitit sine patre. Et tamen non sicut filius de patreita pater de filio quia pater a filio sed filius a patre generacionem accepit - unum baptisma credimus et confitemur in remissionem omnium peccatorum. Sub qua fide et resurrectionem mortuorum ueraciter credi[mus] et futuri seculi gaudia pettamus (!). Hoc tantum nobis orandum est et peten[dum] ut cum peracto finitoque iudicio tradiderit regnum filius deo patri, particip[es] nos efficiat regni sui ut per hanc fidem qua illi inhesimus cum illo sin[e] fine regnemus. Amen. Text imperfect, with loss of text (121r-v) with part of leaf torn away and numerous holes and tears throughout. --Folio 123v: Litanies and prayer: [Kirie] eleyson Christe ley[so]n (!) Christe audi nos. Pater de celis deus mi[serere nobis. Fili] redemptor mundi deus miiserere (!) nobis. Spiritus sancte deus misere[re nobis sancta tri]nita[s et deus] unus miserere nobis. Sancta Maria ora. Sancta dei genitrix ora. Sancta uirgo uirgi[num] ora. Sancte Michael ora. Sancte Gabriel ora. Sancte Raphael ora. Domine sancte pater [omni]potens sempiterne deus, qui nos ad principium huius diei peruenire fecisti’ tua nos. Some loss of text at beginning of each line due to a tear. The prayer, beginning ‘Domine sancte’, is in larger letters than the litanies. For further information see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry for the manuscript here:
  • MS begun at Old Sarum Cathedral following the first establishment of canons by St Osmond, bishop of Salisbury (r. 1078-1099) with ownership demonstrated by Old English inscription on flyleaf (i), ‘of searbyrig ic eom’ (I am of Salisbury), in English Vernacular minuscule hand. The MS is listed as item no. 160, ‘Vita et miracula S. Andreae’, on Patrick Young’s 1622 catalogue of Salisbury Cathedral manuscripts. The volume remained at Salisbury until it was borrowed in 1640 as the fifth of six manuscripts by The Most Reverend James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (r. 1625-1656), as evident from a memorandum now at Salisbury: ‘Bookes borrowed out of the Library of that Church of Sarum for the use of the Lord Primate of Ireland: and delivered by Dr. Baylie dean of the Church unto his Grace...The fifth beginning thus. Incipiunt capitulae de libro Miraculorum sancti Andreae. And ending - Qui nos ad principium huius diei peruenire fecisti, tua nos’. The memorandum is followed by an acknowledgement of the receipt of the six books, signed by Ussher and dated 30 September 1640 (N.R. Ker, ‘Books, Collectors and Libraries: Studies in the Medieval Heritage’ (London, 1985), 181). In quoting the end of the text as it now appears (123v), the memorandum shows that the injury to the leaf had existed in the time of Ussher. The volume was then reportedly stolen from Ussher’s house in Chelsea in 1643, but later recovered and returned to Ussher (Ker o.c., 182-183). MS features the shelfmark of Ussher’s book collection, ‘HHH.53’ on flyleaf (ii). The Ussher library was gifted by King Charles II to Trinity College Dublin in 1661.
  • Digitisation work was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Resource type
  • ink
  • vellum (parchment)
  • parchment (animal material)
  • English
Digital Object Id
  • MS174_251
  • 0152388


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