A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 47)

Two unidentified sermons (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Rubric: Sermo in die epiphanie
Incipit: ⟨V⟩bi est qui natus est rex iudeorum uerbum illud regum est querencium dominum […]
Rubric: Sermo in purificacione beate marie uirginis
Incipit: ⟨C⟩onstituite diem solepnem in condempsis etc. Iudei obserua\ba/nt iiijor. festiui […]
Two unidentified sermons,

with the end of one preceding them, not in Schneyer or PL.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 4 (two bifolia, originally the centre of a quire).
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 155 mm.


In double columns, each column 190 × 60 mm. , with 10 mm between columns, in 42 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in brown ink.


Written in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii in. (above top line).


Headings in text ink; blanks for initials unfilled (guide letters).

Running titles give the sermon numbers (li–liii).


Origin: s. xiii in.

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 47 only.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    Johannes Baptist Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters für die Zeit von 1150-1350, 11 vols. (Münster i. W., 1969–90).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04: First online publication

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