St. Cuthbert Gospel: Folio 51 Recto

The St. Cuthbert Gospel is a pocket-sized book, 5.4 × 3.6 inches, of the Gospel of St. John written in uncial script on 94 vellum folios. It is bound in wooden cover boards, covered with tooled red leather. The St Cuthbert Gospel is significant both intrinsically as the earliest surviving European book and by association with the 7th century Anglo-Saxon saint, Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. Folio 51r, showing Jn 11:18-25a, with one of the requiem readings marked at line 10.

Book of Deer: Folio 5 Recto

Folio 5 recto from the Book of Deer; the text of the Gospel of St. Matthew from 1:18 through 1:21. Note the Chi Rho monogram in the upper left corner. The margins contain Gaelic text.

The Book of Deer (Leabhar Dhèir in Gaelic) (Cambridge University Library, MS. Ii.6.32) is a 10th-century Latin Gospel Book with early 12th-century additions in Latin, Old Irish and Scottish Gaelic. It is noted for containing the earliest surviving Gaelic writing from Scotland.

The origin of the book is uncertain, however it is reasonable to assume that the manuscript was at Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland when the marginalia were written. It may be the oldest surviving manuscript produced in Scotland, and is notable for having possibly originated in what is now considered a Lowland area. The manuscript belongs to a category of what are known today as Irish pocket Gospel Books, which were produced for private rather than for liturgical use. While the manuscripts to which the Book of Deer is closest in character are all Irish, most scholars argue for a Scottish origin. The book has 86 folios and measures 54 mm by 107 mm. It is written on vellum in brown ink and is in a modern binding.

Très Riches Heures: Folio 113 Verso

Folio 113 verso of the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; the Purified Souls in Purgatory.

43: And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:
44: For if he had not hoped that they that were slain should have risen again, it had been superfluous and vain to pray for the dead.
45: And also in that he perceived that there was great favour laid up for those that died godly, it was an holy and good thought. Whereupon he made a reconciliation for the dead, that they might be delivered from sin.

— II Maccabees 12:43-45.