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The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church
The First Part Containing the Sermones Catholici, or Homilies of Aelfric in the Original Anglo-Saxon, with an English Version

Volume 2


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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108061117

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  • The writings of Ælfric of Eynsham (c.950–c.1010) are among the most important to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. He was shaped by tenth-century monastic reform, and his promotion of Old English was highly influential. His earliest known works, the Sermones Catholici (c.990–5), are adaptations of Latin texts rendered in Old English. The homilies draw on the gospels, saints' lives and other doctrinal themes. They were intended to be delivered over two years. This two-volume collection, first published between 1844 and 1846, contains transcriptions of the Old English texts with facing-page translations by Benjamin Thorpe (1781/2–1870). A well-respected scholar with a strong interest in promoting the study of Old English, Thorpe produced an important edition of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the Rolls Series (also reissued in this series). Volume 2 of the present work contains the sermons for the second year, focusing on doctrine and church history.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108061117
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The nativity of the Lord
    2. The nativity of St Stephen protomartyr
    3. Sermon on the Lord's epiphany
    4. The second Sunday after the Lord's epiphany
    5. Septuagesima Sunday
    6. Sexagesima Sunday
    7. The first Sunday in Lent
    8. The second Sunday in Lent
    9. St Gregory the Great
    10. The deposition of St Cuthberht
    11. St Benedict, abbot
    12. Midlent Sunday
    13. The fifth Sunday in Lent
    14. Palm Sunday
    15. A sermon on the sacrifice on Easter-day
    16. Another sermon on Easter-day
    17. Wednesday in Easter week
    18. The apostles Philip and James
    19. The invention of the holy cross
    20. The saints Alexander, Eventius and Theodulus
    21. Monday
    22. On the greater litany
    23. Another vision
    24. A hortatory sermon on the efficacy of holy mass
    25. On the greater litany
    26. The third Sunday after Pentecost
    27. Another narrative on the text of the gospel
    28. On the festival of St Peter the apostle
    29. The fifth Sunday after Pentecost
    30. The ninth Sunday after Pentecost
    31. The nativity of St James the apostle
    32. The seven holy sleepers
    33. The twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
    34. The assumption of the holy virgin Mary
    35. The first Sunday in September
    36. The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
    37. The nativity of St Matthew
    38. The passion of the holy apostles Simon and Jude
    39. The deposition of St Martin
    40. On the nativity of one apostle
    41. On the nativity of several apostles
    42. On the nativity of holy martyrs
    43. On the nativity of one confessor
    44. On the nativity of holy virgins
    45. On the dedication of a church.

  • Author

    Ælfric Abbot of Eynsham

    Editor and Translator

    Benjamin Thorpe

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