Online publication of ‘From Jerusalem to Rome’, by Michael Moreton

We are pleased to make available online Michael Moreton’s unpublished book ‘From Jerusalem to Rome: The Jewish Origins and Catholic Tradition of Liturgy’.

The book may be downloaded as a PDF on the following page:

Fr Moreton’s monograph is an informative and challenging review of the story of Christian liturgy from its sources in Judaism to the establishment of its classical forms, and beyond. Although not part of either series of Henry Bradshaw Society publications, this work is in many ways a complement to Geoffrey Willis’ History of Early Roman Liturgy, published as the inaugural HBS subsidia volume in 1994.

The author read History at the University of London before the war, and then Theology at Christ Church, Oxford after it. A parish priest for most of his life, he taught New Testament and Liturgy part-time at Exeter University from the late 1950s until his retirement. He died in 2014, aged 97.

Notker Liber ymnorum edition receives Palisca Award

We are delighted that the Society’s most recent publication in its Main Series, Calvin Bower’s edition and translation of The Liber Ymnorum of Notker Balbulus, has been awarded the Palisca Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society. Named after the eminent musicologist Claude V. Palisca (1921–2001), this prize is awarded for a musical edition or translation which exhibits ‘the highest qualities of originality, interpretation, logic and clarity of thought, and communication.’

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Publications in preparation

The following editions are in the course of preparation:

English Benedictine Litanies
The third volume of Professor Morgan’s edition, comprising addenda, commentary, catalogue of saints and indexes, has been submitted to the publisher and will be issued to members as Vol. 123 early in 2018.

The Marginalia of the Old English Bede
Dr Jesse Billett has prepared an edition of the liturgical texts added to the margins of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 41, a manuscript discussed in detail in his monograph, The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, published in HBS subsidia.

Medieval Kalendars from Ireland
Professor Pádraig Ó Riain is currently preparing an edition of these texts.

The Dunstan Pontifical
Dr Birgit Ebersberger of the Bavarian Academy has agreed to prepare for the Society an edition of the Dunstan Pontifical (Paris, Bibl.nat. Ms lat.943)

English Benedictine Kalendars post 1100, vol. 3: Kalendars of Male Houses, Norwich-York
Professor Nigel Morgan is well advanced in the preparation of this volume, which will at last complete the work begun by Francis Wormald with vols. LXXVII and LXXXI.

English Benedictine Kalendars post 1100, vol. 4: Benedictine Nunneries; addenda to vols. 1–2; introduction; and cumulative indexes to vols. 1–4
Professor Nigel Morgan has the material for this volume in hand.

Insular monastic office antiphoners
The late Professor David Chadd had an edition nearly ready for the press. The Society hopes to be able to complete that work, at his request.

The Red Book of Darley
Dr David Pelteret has agreed to consider editing this book (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 422) for the Society and has begun exploratory work on it.

The Exeter Benedictional
Prof Christopher A. Jones, of the Department of English at the Ohio State University, has in hand an edition of the Exeter Benedictional (London, British Library, Add. 28188), which he has offered to the Society as a future publication.