Medieval Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf: Litany of the Saints from a Book of HoursMedieval Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf: Litany of the Saints from a Book of HoursMedieval Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf: Litany of the Saints from a Book of HoursMedieval Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf: Litany of the Saints from a Book of HoursMedieval Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf: Litany of the Saints from a Book of Hours

Here is a manuscript leaf from the medieval period,(probably German from the thirteenth century), which has the beginning of the Litany of the Saints from a prayer book of the Catholic Church. Expanding the abbreviated words, the Latin text is:
…ientem in celis habere meruamur.
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Christe audi nos.
Christe exaudi nos.
Pater de caelis Deus, miserere nobis.
Fili redemptor mundi Deus, miserere nobis.
Spiritus sancte Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Trinitas unus Deus, miserere nobis.
Sancta Maria, ora pro nobis.
Sancta Dei genitrix, ora pro nobis.
Sancta virgo virginum, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Michael, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Gabriel, ora pro nobis.
Sancte Raphael, ora pro nobis.

The translation is:
…as it is in Heaven.
Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy upon us.
God the Son redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us.
Holy Trinity one God, have mercy upon us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Saint Michael, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
This leaf and frame are in superb condition, written on both sides but only one side showing, and handsomely framed and matted behind glass. On your wall, it would be a reminder to have your prayer time every day! The size of the frame is seven and three-quarters inches by ten.
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