Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Cards with medieval images on sale from Bangor University

Those interested in sending Christmas Cards with a medieval theme might want to contact Bangor University. The Bangor Pontifical Project and Bangor Cathedral are selling the cards, which show a miniature of a bishop consecrating a church, and the decorated opening page of a special Mass celebrated during the Christmas season.

The two illustrations are from the unique medieval Bangor Pontifical Manuscript, or ‘Bishops Book’ copied and illustrated in around 1320, which contains the texts, music and services required for significant occasions when the bishop was present through the year. The Book once belonged to Anian II, Bishop of Bangor between 1309 and 1328.

Click here to read this article from Medievalists.net