Saint Machar

St Machor was one of the disciples of St Columba, the famous apostle of the Northern Picts and founder of the celebrated monastery of Iona. According to the ‘Aberdeen Breviary,’ “sanctum virum gignit Hibernia, educavit illum Albania, cujus corpus in reverentia Turonensis tenet ecclesia.” He was the son of Syaconus or Fiachna, an Irish kingling, […]

First Vespers of St. Ninian in Aberdeen Breviary

In Festo Sancti Patris nostri Niniani Episcopi et Confessoris. Breviarium Aberdonense, pars. aestiv., fol. CVII. I. In primis Vesperis. Antiph. Ovans agat hæc concia | Niniani solemnia. Trinæ vocis tripudio | laudum sonat obsequia, Ut mens, lingua, et actio | pari concordent gloria; Placebit sic laudatio | Deo, reddenti præmia. Ps. Laudate pueri. Ant. Ille Pictorum tenebras | fugat, […]