Canon Missale 1889


Canon Missale 1889


Canon Missale book from Norbertine Studies Center.
The canon is a wonderful piece of art. “It is a thanksgiving hymn, a song of victory with a triumphant melody. It is a dramatic poem, unfolding in successive events what is accomplished at the moment of consecration.”[1]


Sergii Bilokhatniuk
Zhaniya Sauranbayeva

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Cover of Canon Misale
Front cover of Canon Misale.

Title page, Missale Praemonstratense
The first page of the Canon Missale.

The symbols of Christ’s monogram, the Lamb, the throne,and the figures kneeling show God’s greatness. Christ occupies the center of the picture;
Angels are located by His side as the symbols pf heavenly glory.

Angels' "faces express the transcendental state of glory."

Divine Appointment
Divine Appointment of Jesus by God

Pelican "represents atonement and charity."

Pelican wounded the breast in order to feed her children with her blood.

"The pelican cutting open its own breast represents Christ's death on the cross, and the shedding of his blood to revive us…

Phoenix Symbol
The phoenix is a unique bird.

The phoenix is able to rise from the ashes after it burns itself to death.

According to ancient legends,phoenix is a unique bird, since it did not eat any forbidden fruits from the Garden of Eden; therefore the…

Melchizedek and Abraham at the altar
Melchizedek and Abraham are kneeling at the symbolic altar.

Lamb image has a significance as well.

"A lamb is the young offspring of the sheep. The Lamb Christian Symbol represents Jesus Christ.

The Lamb of God, the Jesus Christ, in allusion…

Jesus—The Great High Priest
In the Letter to Hebrews Jesus is considered the Great High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Title page
I.N R.I on the top of the cross stands for "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum".

In English it means Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
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