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MS. Bodl. 63

Summary Catalogue no.: 2042


Ephrem Syrus , sermons

In Latin translation; eleven sermons arranged in six books.

Book 1, three sermons

De compunctione cordis 1, 2

CPL 1143 vi

Incipit: Dolor compellit me dicere
Incipit: (fol. 29) Venite karissimi michi
(fol. 38v)
Incipit: Ecce paschalia solennia
(fol. 40)

Book 2:

Sermo de iudicio dei et de resurrectione

CPL 1143 v

Incipit: Gloria omnipotenti deo
(fol. 46)

Book 3:

De beatitudine animae

CPL 1143 ii

Incipit: Beatus qui odio habuerit hunc mundum
(fol. 51)

Book 4:

De paenitentia

CPL 1143 iii, 1143 a

Incipit: Dominus noster Ihesus Christus descendit de sinu patris
(fol. 56v)

Book 5:

De luctaminibus

CPL 1143 iv

Incipit: In luctaminibus huius seculi nullus sine agone

Book 6: 4 sermons

(fol. 62)
Sermo de die iudicii

CPL 1143 v

Incipit: Venite dillectissimi fratres exortationem meam suscipite
(fol. 65v)
Incipit: Beatus vir qui Deum in toto corde dilexerit
(fol. 67)
Incipit: Beatus homo qui inuenerit fratres vitam in illa hora
(fol. 78)
Incipit: Beatus homo qui habet compunctionem
(fols. 69-72)

Theological extracts added in blank spaces by a later twelfth-century hand

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. (P&A i. 464)


White parchment on oak boards, 13th century.

Accompanying Material

Fols. i, 73 are two leaves from a thirteenth-century Latin breviary written in England.


Origin: c. 1100 ; French (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Thomas Allen, 1542-1632.

Given by him to the Library in 1601.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from Pächt and Alexander, and from the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 464