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Image: Page from the Stuttgart Psalter, Cod. bibl. fol.23, Folio 62r, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany. circa 820 A.D.
The Psalm reading appointed for First Sunday in Advent is Psalm 50, a Psalm of David. I’ve attached an image related to Psalm 50 from the Stuttgart Psalter, produced in the Scriptorium at the Abbey of Saint-German des Pres, Paris, France, in 820 A.D. The Abbey enjoyed the personal patronage of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne (or Charles Magnus, Charles the Great). Charlemagne was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day, 800 A.D. At his side was his principal religious mentor, the Blessed Alcuin of York. He was the first Holy Roman Emperor in Europe since the sacking of Rome by the Vandals in the mid-5th C.
In association with this series of Podcast Homilies for Morning Prayer, the AIC Bookstore will publish a companion volume early in 2023 A.D. The present plan is for two volumes of about 225 pages each. Volume 1 will be focused on Psalm 1 to Psalm 75. It will contain a Preface and an Appendix with Bibliography and list of Sources of Illustrations. With each Psalm there will be an illustration from one of 23 historic sources from 820 A.D. to the 17th C..
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