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Holy Treasure and Sacred SongRelic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany$

Benjamin Brand

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199351350

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351350.001.0001

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(p.253) Appendix III Officium Sancti Donati*

(p.253) Appendix III Officium Sancti Donati*

Source:
Holy Treasure and Sacred Song
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

(p.254)

Genre

Mode

Incipit

Summary of Text

V-Am

2

Ignis ardore

Donatus purifies the well.

M-A1

8

Puer Donatus

Donatus is expelled from home for having become a Christian.

M-A2

8

Pigmenius presbyter

Pigmenius teaches Donatus theology.

M-A3

7

Crassante Iuliani

Donatus’s parents die in the persecution of Julian the Apostate.

M-Lx1

--

Beatissimorum martyrum

Donatus is educated in Rome. Julian becomes emperor and begins his persecutions. Hylarian flees his native Gaza to escape them.

M-R1

1

Puer Donatus

Pigmenius teaches Donatus theology.

M-V1

1

Hic ne infructuosus

Donatus converts his parents to Christianity.

M-Lx2

--

Nam Gazeos fugiens

Hylarian travels from Gaza to Sicily, Cyrpus, and finally to Arezzo. Meanwhile, Donatus’s parents die in Julian’s persecutions and Donatus flees to Arezzo, where he becomes a hermit under the tutelage of Hylarian. The blind Siranna seeks to be cured by Hylarian.

M-R2

8

Dum Iulianus

Donatus flees Rome and arrives in Arezzo.

M-V2

8

Secutus dicente

Donatus heeds Christ’s dictum to flee persecution.

M-Lx3

Quo audito, Hylarianus

Donatus cures Siranna of blindness, she converts to Christianity and donates property to charity, after which bishop Satyrus baptizes her.

M-R3

3

Siranna utroque orbata

Donatus cures the blind Siranna.

M-V3

3

Idola sua tradidit

Siranna forsakes her idols and donates her property to the poor.

M-A4

1

Hylarianus monachus

Donatus becomes an ascetic under Hylarian’s guidance.

M-A5

7

Illuminata Siranna

Donatus cures the blind Siranna and converts her to Christianity.

M-A6

1

Stans beatus Donatus

Donatus raises Eufrosina from the dead.

M-Lx4

--

Eodem quoque tempore

Donatus exorcises Apronianus’s son, Asterius, is consecrated first a deacon then priest by Bishop Satyrus, and raises Eustasius’s wife, Eufrosina from the dead.

M-R4

3

Asterius Apruniani

Apronianus pleads with Donatus to exorcise his son, Asterius.

M-V4

3

Miserere mei

Apronianus pleads with Donatus to exorcise his son, Asterius (cont.)

M-Lx5

--

Post multum vero temporibus

Donatus is elected bishop upon Satyrus’s death, and is consecrated by Pope Julius in Rome. He miraculously repairs the shattered chalice at his first episcopal mass.

M-R5

1

Cum beatus Donatus

Donatus repairs the broken chalice at Mass.

M-V5

1

Colligens itaque

Hylarian collects the fragments of the chalice.

M-Lx6

--

Eodem vero tempore

Donatus defeats a dragon threatening Arezzo, purifies one well and discovers another, and appears before Emperor Theodosius.

M-R6

1

Cum augustus

Eustasius seeks Donatus’s aid in raising his wife, Eufrosina, from the dead.

M-V6

1

Eufrosina adiuro te

Donatus raises the dead Eufrosina.

M-A7

8

Sathirus episcopus

Bishop Satyrus ordains Donatus as priest.

M-A8

1

Iulius urbis Rome

Pope Julius consecrates Donatus as bishop.

M-A9

7

Antime frater

Donatus repairs the broken chalice at Mass.

M-Lx7

Tunc regina precedens

Donatus exorcises Theodosius’s daughter, in return for which they donate land on which he might build his burial church for the salvation of their souls.

M-R7

2

Cum beatus Donatus

Donatus tells Theodosius that it is not him but God who will save his daughter.

M-V7

2

Theodosius augustus

Theodosius pleas for Donatus to exorcise his daughter.

M-Lx8

Puella vero non recedebat

Donatus instructs Theodosius’s daughter in theology, returns to Arezzo, and raises from the dead a man wrongfully accused of being a debtor. In order to demonstrate God’s power to local aristocrats, who petition Theodosius, Donatus makes it rain. The latter takes possession of his burial site.

M-R8

2

Data est lex inpiorum

Quadratianus tries Donatus and Hylarian for magic.

M-V8

2

Data est lex

Quadratianus tries Donatus and Hylarian for magic (cont.).

M-Lx9

His itaque gestis

Radagasius, king of the Goths, invades Italy and persecutes Christians. Quadratianus tries Donatus and Hylarian for magic.

M-R9

1

Hodie cum exultatione

Call to celebrate the heroic martyrdom of Donatus and Hylarian.

M-V9

1

Hylarianus monachus

Quadratianus executes Donatus and Hylarian.

L-A1

6

Sancti Donati imperator

Theodosius pleads that Donatus exorcise his daughter.

L-A2

1

Sancto Donato intrante

Donatus exorcises Emperor Theodosius’s daughter.

L-A3

7

Oravit Donatus

Donatus walks through the miraculously created rain without becoming wet.

L-A4

1

Sacrificent daemonibus

Donatus refuses to sacrifice before false gods.

L-A5

8

Ora sanctorum

Quadratianus executes Donatus and Hylarian.

L-Ab

4

Caelorum chorus

Donatus and Hylarian take their place in heaven while celestial choirs rejoice.

V2-Am

1

Sancti Donati

Donatus defeats the dragon.

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Notes:

(*) Appendix III presents the antiphons and responsories of the Officium Sancti Donati as they appear in the antiphoner, AAF, n.s., fols. 153v–156, and the lessons as preserved in the breviary, BCL, 605, 215v–224v. While the assignment of regular antiphons for matins and lauds is largely stable across the ten surviving manuscript sources of Tuscan provenance, that of the Gospel antiphons is more variable: Alpigiano and Licciardello, Officium Sancti Donati, 66–67.