from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A homiliary for the use of pastors.
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Such a collection was called a homiliarium, or homiliarius (i.e. liber) doctorum.
In a manuscript of the eighth century we find reference to a homiliarium by
Manuscript copies of this homiliarium are still found at Heidelberg, Frankfort, Darmstadt,
Perhaps the most famous homiliarium is that of Paul Warnefrid, better known as Paul the Deacon, a monk of Monte Cassino.
Though not intended expressly for preachers, the homiliarium of
In the episcopal library at Würzburg there is preserved a homiliarium by
Gallicana) mentions a very old Gallican homiliarium.