Gelasian Sacramentary 2.34-5
Item de vigilia omnium apostolorum.
'Likewise for the vigil of All the Apostles.'
[*All Apostles, S02422
; *Apostles, unnamed or name lost, S00084
Three prayers listed
Item in natali omnium apostolorum.
'Likewise on the feast of All the Apostles.'
Four prayers listed
Edition: Wilson 1894. Translation: P. Polcar.
Saint NameApostles, All : S02422
Apostles, unnamed or name lost : S00084
Saint Name in SourceApostoli
Type of EvidenceLiturgical texts - Sacramentaries
Evidence not before628
Evidence not after750
Activity not before628
Activity not after750
Place of Evidence - RegionRome and region
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcRome
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Rome
Major author/Major anonymous workSacramentarium Gelasianum
SourceThe 'Gelasian Sacramentary' (Sacramentarium Gelasianum) is a compilation of liturgical texts, mostly prayers, for use in church celebrations such as the Eucharist, the administration of sacraments, or other liturgical events. It is the second oldest extant liturgical book in the West, the oldest being the 'Verona Sacramentary' (Sacramentarium Veronense). It has been preserved in one manuscript, now divided into two parts: the Codex Vaticanus Reginensis Latinus 316, and the Codex Latinus 7193 of the Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris.
The Gelasian Sacramentary is preserved in a Frankish version, copied in c. 750; it must have been used in contemporary Francia (for nobody would copy liturgy if they did not intend to put it to use). The core of the Sacramentary is, however, undoubtedly of Roman origin for use in the area of Rome, as is evident from the inclusion of so many saints from the city and from the regions around it (some of them not particularly well known). The composition of these core texts can be dated between 628 and 715 (Vogel 1986, 69). This substratum is also a mixture of various sources. At some point before the pontificate of Gregory II (715-731), this early version of the sacramentary was brought to Gaul, where prayers were added for certain celebrations, such as for the consecration of virgins, the dedication of churches, and the blessing of holy water.
Wilson, H.A., Liber Sacramentorum Romanae Ecclesiae, (Oxford, 1894).
Vogel, C., Medieval Liturgy: An Introduction to the Sources, (Washington, 1986), 61-76.