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Lectionary.

Book containing Scripture readings as lessons for the ch. yr. Some lectionaries are elaborately embellished. The earliest Lat. lectionary (comes, “companion”) has been ascribed to Jerome* but is probably of later origin; Gallican lectionaries are dated as early as the 5th or 6th c.; Gk. lectionaries are traced at least to the 6th c. See also Pericope; Service Books.


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