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Title: St Patrick's Confessio - MS Dublin, Book of Armagh, TCD 52 (9th cent.)

800:::899





The Book of Armagh contains the earliest copy of Saint Patrick's Confessio known to exist. However, significant passages are omitted - deliberately, as it seems, in order to promote St Patrick as a most successful missionary and glorious founder of monasteries in Ireland without failure. For the same reason the Epistola is entirely suppressed1. The promotion of the Patrician texts and their conjunction with the New Testament both served to potentiate Armagh's claims to ecclesiastical primacy in Ireland in the Middle Ages.

Creator
St Patrick (Find this person in Wikipedia)
Location
Dublin
Year
800
Collection
St Patrick's Confessio
Rights:
© Board of Trinity College Dublin
Web address
http://www.confessio.ie/manuscripts/dublincodex#1

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