Sunday, December 9, 2012

On Line Image of Pre-Humbert Dominican Rite Missal MS

Readers might be interested to hear that the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France, has recently put up a black and white scan of Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Lat. 8884, which contains portions of a Pre-1256 Dominican Missal. The image to the left is not of the Paris MS, but of a similar Dominican Missal MS in the Dominican monastery of Lausanne.

This Missal predates the reforms by Humbert of Romans that created the standard Dominican Rite in use till the present.  Those interested in the Pre-Humbert Dominican Rite may consult William Bonniwell, History of the Dominican Liturgy (New York: Wagner, 1944), pp. 29ff.   This book can be downloaded in PDF format on the left sidebar of Dominican Liturgy.

The Paris MS is available for viewing here.

Solemn Requiem Vestments, Blessed Sacrament Priory, Seattle WA

Blessed Sacrament Priory, the Western Dominican Province community in Seattle WA has recently received their newly commissioned vestments for Dominican Rite Solemn High Requiem Mass. The set includes, along with the usual chasuble, dalmatics, soles, maniples, bruse, veil, and cope (For the Absolution at the Catafalque), as well as the humeral veil and the mappa (placed over the knees of the priest, deacon, and subdeacon when seated at the sedilla).

Here follow images of some of the principal parts of the set.  There is a extensive photo collection of the vestments on Facebook here.

The Chasuble

One of the two Dalmatics

The Cope

Detail of the Chasuble

Burse, Veil, Maniple.

Here is the humeral veil over the subdeacon's dalmatic on the right,
and the deacon's dalmatic and stole on the left

And finally, the Mappa

A nice collection of photos showing the vestments in use at the Solemn High Dominican Requiem of All Souls at Blessed Sacrament this November can be viewed here, courtesy of Pat Bucy.

The priory and parish is to be congratulated on the care that was used in designing these vestments.  It is my understanding that much of the work was done by Fr. Boniface Willard, O.P., who was ordained two years ago.