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Now are the feasts made of Christ
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle (including the story of the Baptism of Jesus — see 5179 — which also occurs separately); eight 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, with …‘I take my leue’ refrain
Note: For texts in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 116 and 4629.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel; Trinity Sunday
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 134v-135v
First Lines:
Now ar þe festis made of criste
þat ar in hali kirk stabiliste…
Last Lines:
…þat to heuene come may we
To wone wiþ god in trinite . Amen .
Editions:
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 195vc-196ra
First Lines:
Nou ben þe ffestes made of crist
Þat ben in holichirche stablischt…
Last Lines:
…In heuene þer redi knowyng schul we seo
Of o God and persones þreo. Amen.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. c.3 (SC 30516), f. 2vb
First Lines:
N[ ]þe festes made of crist
[ ] in hali kyrke stabellest…
Last Lines:
…þan says saynt lukeþe wangelyst
þe haly gast lyghtid on crist
Note: Ends imperfectly/
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 218-220
First Lines:
NOwe are þe festes made of crist
Þat are in holi kirk stabilest…
Last Lines:
…In heuen þere gode wityng sale be
Of one god and persones thre
Attributed Title: Prologus de trinitate (r. marg., p. 218)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 135v-136v
First Lines:
NOw ben þe festis made of crist
Þat ben in holi chirche stabelist…
Last Lines:
…In heuene þer we redi knowing schul se
Of o god and persones thre
Attributed Title: In festo sancte Trinitatis (f. 135v)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 92-92v
First Lines:
Now ere festes made of cryste
þat hyre in haly kyrk stabelyste…
Last Lines:
…And bryng vs to þat mykill blys
Þat to ryght trowand ordaynd is
Attributed Title: Þis es þe gospell of þe trinite sononday (f. 91v)
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 97-97v
First Lines:
Now ar the festis maide of cryste
That er in halykirke stabileste…
Last Lines:
…That to heuen come may we
To wonne with hym in trinite
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 41rb
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 100v-101
First Lines:
Now er þer festys made of cryste
þat er in haly kyrke stabileste…
Last Lines:
…And what here says oure gospell
In stede of a tale I wyll ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die sancte trinitatis (f. 100v)
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 114v-115
First Lines:
Now beth þe festis made off crist
Þat beth in holy chyrche stablys…
Last Lines:
…And what here of seith þe gospell
In sted off tale I will ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die Trinitatis (f. 114v)