Thank you, Paul Chandler.

I had just about resigned myself to settling for Thomas 
Long's "orphan-sock-hell-realm" theory by default (thanks
anyway, Thomas).

While I take your point about liturgical/text books being used
to death, I wonder if this is necessarily so with Vulgates. 
Question from a state of near-perfect ignorance: Is/was the 
Vulgate, as such, used as a service book?

Thanks again for your insightful response.
Now I can die in peace and go to the Valhalla of Book Wizards
in the sky and hold my own 'mongst the best of them.

Best from here,


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