IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1016: Staging the Human Life in Medieval Monastic Liturgy

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Gathering for Early Medieval Studies (GEMS), University of Cambridge
Organiser:Julian Hendrix, King's College, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Rosamond McKitterick, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1016-aLiturgy for the Dead at Reichenau and St Gall
(Language: English)
Julian Hendrix, King's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Liturgy, Mentalities, Monasticism
Paper 1016-bThe Office of the Dead in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Jesse D. Billett, St John's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism, Music
Paper 1016-cChildren in the Monastic Liturgy of the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Mark Spurrell, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Daily Life, Liturgy, Monasticism

The liturgy regulated not only the medieval monk’s daily life, but also paralleled the entire span of his/her life. This session will explore various ways in which liturgical sources present (“stage”) different parts of the monastic life cycle. How did the liturgy articulate this cycle? How did the liturgy acknowledge performers or participants at different stages in this cycle? What sort of accommodation was made for the different manner in which individuals at these different stages could participate in the liturgy?