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breviary

1. RC Church a book of psalms, hymns, prayers, etc., to be recited daily by clerics in major orders and certain members of religious orders as part of the divine office
2. a similar book in the Orthodox Church
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Like many breviaries, this one includes proper historiae for the saints of the Christmas season, even Thomas Becket (with the first responsory of Matins Students livor), to whom a collegiate church in Esztergom was dedicated.
Muir notes of this responsory that "the Liber [responsalis] has the verse 'Formavit igitur ut supra'; a similar verse is used for this responsory in Hartker's Antiphonary, (a tenth-century text which, like the Liber, begins the Genesis readings on Sexagesima Sunday) but many medieval breviaries have the same verse as Hyde Abbey" (Liturgy and Drama, 7).
1130 from the cathedral of Plock, two twelfth-century breviaries from Wroclaw, and a twelfth-century homiliary from Cracow.
Portable breviaries and missals were stock symbols of clerical misunderstanding in Protestant texts and pictures ranging from satires published under Edward VI to Spenser's Faerie Queene.
Pictures and statues of the Sacred Heart, the Blessed Mother and angels in a style popular in the 1920s and '30s abound, along with medals, rosaries, missals, breviaries and novena booklets.
Feininger's collection of 1,140 printed books spans five centuries and virtually every important diocese, religious order, and printer, although missals and breviaries and books from Italy predominate.
33) While it is not known how many breviaries Paolo Manuzio printed, a letter of Mariano Vittori to Pietro Capelletti, gives some idea of the numbers involved: "S.