Benedictional

A service book consisting of a collection of episcopal blessings, delivered during the Mass after the Pater noster and arranged according to the liturgical year. Some lavishly illuminated examples were produced in Anglo-Saxon England for individual bishops such as Saint Ethelwold of Winchester.


Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).