The office of the dead
being celebrated, the last adieux paid to the noble departed, the assembly dispersed, talking, along the roads, of the virtues and mild death of the father, of the hopes the son had given, and of his melancholy end upon the arid coast of Africa.
Still another kind of Christian interpretation of Job can be seen in the heartbreaking passages quoted in the Catholic Office of the Dead
(sadly excised by Vatican II), where Job's desperate voice speaks for the person being buried.
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Still, he strongly urged them not to avail themselves of this remission (20) and attached indulgences of 100 days for praying the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Office of the Dead
and 50 days for the Gradual and Penitential psalms.
Refusing to allow Philip to be buried, Juana traveled with his coffin until at least August 1507; she retained Philip's chapel to sing the Office of the Dead
One becomes lost in time through the grave character of the work, taken at a pace that respects an Office of the Dead
The discussion of genres thus leads to Mufti's identification of local polyphonic tradition, especially in the Holy Week items, the Office of the Dead
, and Vespers psalms.
Two of these chants are part of the office of the dead
in the same manuscript, while the other two are more specific to this service.
For example, at the opening of the Office of the Dead
in the Wharncliffe Hours (MS Felton 1072-3, National Gallery of Victoria), the central illustration is taken from the popular legend of the Three Living and the Three Dead, while the border is filled with a graveyard scene, showing gravediggers, beggars and mourners, some of whom are suspended among bare tree branches on an almost surrealist circle of turf.
The ninth circle contains a picture of a draped coffin, and behind it a clerk presumably reading the office of the dead
It brings back, too, the first word of the first antiphon in the Office of the Dead
It is a Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms which formed part of the office of the dead
, or burial service, during the Middle Ages.