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Birgittabilden i liturgin

Borgehammar, Stephan LU (1993) In Heliga Birgitta: budskapet och förebilden 28. p.299-310
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Summary: The image of St. Birgitta in the liturgy



Since the liturgy was the principal locus for the commemoration of Birgitta in the Middle Ages, the image which liturgical texts conveyed of her is of considerable interest. The essay analyzes the two offices in honour of Birgitta written by Archbishop Birger Gregersson (1367-1383) and Bishop Nils Hermansson (1374-1391,). First, what may be called stock themes, applicable to any saint, are rehearsed. These include love of God, the way of the saint "per aspera ad astra", compunction, ascesis and the particular devotion to the humanity of Jesus which is characteristic of the Later Middle Ages. Second, the themes proper to these particular offices are presented. Birger is... (More)
Summary: The image of St. Birgitta in the liturgy



Since the liturgy was the principal locus for the commemoration of Birgitta in the Middle Ages, the image which liturgical texts conveyed of her is of considerable interest. The essay analyzes the two offices in honour of Birgitta written by Archbishop Birger Gregersson (1367-1383) and Bishop Nils Hermansson (1374-1391,). First, what may be called stock themes, applicable to any saint, are rehearsed. These include love of God, the way of the saint "per aspera ad astra", compunction, ascesis and the particular devotion to the humanity of Jesus which is characteristic of the Later Middle Ages. Second, the themes proper to these particular offices are presented. Birger is found to depict Birgitta as a saint for all classes and stations of life, a truly universal saint who, for this very reason, is also the glory of the Swedish nation. Nils, on the other hand, emphasizes Birgitta's message, in particular her revealing the Virgin Mary, as much in her own person as in her Revelations. On the formal level, Birger's office displays classical elegance while that of Nils is somewhat uneven, but more lyrical and more original in structure. (Less)
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Nils Hermansson (bishop of Linköping), Divine Office, Birger Gregersson (archbishop of Uppsala), St. Birgitta of Sweden
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Heliga Birgitta: budskapet och förebilden
editor
Härdelin, Alf; Lindgren, Mereth; and
volume
28
pages
299 - 310
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Kungliga Vitterhets- historie- och antikvitetsakademien
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0348-1433
ISBN
978-91-7402-232-2
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Swedish
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Since the liturgy was the principal locus for the commemoration of Birgitta in the Middle Ages, the image which liturgical texts conveyed of her is of considerable interest. The essay analyzes the two offices in honour of Birgitta written by Archbishop Birger Gregersson (1367-1383) and Bishop Nils Hermansson (1374-1391,). First, what may be called stock themes, applicable to any saint, are rehearsed. These include love of God, the way of the saint "per aspera ad astra", compunction, ascesis and the particular devotion to the humanity of Jesus which is characteristic of the Later Middle Ages. Second, the themes proper to these particular offices are presented. Birger is found to depict Birgitta as a saint for all classes and stations of life, a truly universal saint who, for this very reason, is also the glory of the Swedish nation. Nils, on the other hand, emphasizes Birgitta's message, in particular her revealing the Virgin Mary, as much in her own person as in her Revelations. On the formal level, Birger's office displays classical elegance while that of Nils is somewhat uneven, but more lyrical and more original in structure.},
  author       = {Borgehammar, Stephan},
  editor       = {Härdelin, Alf and Lindgren, Mereth},
  isbn         = {978-91-7402-232-2},
  issn         = {0348-1433},
  keyword      = {Nils Hermansson (bishop of Linköping),Divine Office,Birger Gregersson (archbishop of Uppsala),St. Birgitta of Sweden},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {299--310},
  publisher    = {Kungliga Vitterhets- historie- och antikvitetsakademien},
  series       = {Heliga Birgitta: budskapet och förebilden},
  title        = {Birgittabilden i liturgin},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {1993},
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