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Gradual

Title: Gradual

Notes:

Initial shows significant repainting.

Initial E with the Last Supper

This initial begins the Introit for Mass for the feast of Corpus Christi, "Ego sum panis ?" (I am the bread).

Ego sum panis, translated as “I am bread,” is exceptional in its use for communion: the vast majority of liturgical manuscripts from the Middle Ages use the alternative wording of “Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti, alleluia,” (Full ears of wheat are the nourishment he gives them). 

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