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Nothing to do with the original query, but the architecture puzzles
me; it has a strange oriental flavour, with the horseshoe archs and
the cupolas...

Carlos

On 7/9/06, J. Hendrix <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> The clericalization of monasticism was a Carolingian development. For example, the synod of Attigny, c.760/2, distinguishes between bishops and abbots who are not bishops. I presume that if an abbot was ordained as a priest or bishop, then he would wear the appropriate clothing. I have no idea when this started to influence the iconography of Benedict and would be interested in hearing what you discover.
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> Julian
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> On Jul 7 2006, John Wickstrom wrote:
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> >Dear Listmembers, I've been looking at a late 11th c. Parisian MS which
> >in one folio seems to depict St. Benedict as a priest: he is receiving a
> >new novice while wearing a cope (actually it looks more like an Orthodox
> >chasuble (phelonion), an alb and most important, a clerical stole down
> >his front.
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> >I'm assuming that Benedict was not considered a priest in the early
> >medieval tradition; I'm also assuming that tradition changed by the time
> >of this ms. when most Benedictine abbots were ordained; so Benedict as
> >the Founder and Model would also have been ordained. Or is it the case
> >that by the 11 or early 12th c. abbots had priestly functions and so
> >could wear priestly garments, including the definitively sacerdotal
> >stole?
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> >Image (a bit tough to see)
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> >http://www.kzoo.edu/history/Wickstrom/benedict.jpg
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> >John B. Wickstrom
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> >Kalamazoo College
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