‘Among the churches of the whole world, the Church of Sarum hath shone resplendent like the sun in his full orb, in respect of its divine service, and its ministers.’
‘Cum inter totius orbis ecclesias, ecclesia Sarum in divino officio et ministeriis, tanquam sol in aurora claruerit.’
Bishop Giles de Bridport, 1256. (Dayman and Jones, Statutes of the Cathedral Church of Sarum, Bath, 1883:54; trans. C. Wordsworth, Ceremonies and Processions (1901):vii.)
(This quotation references the chapter for sext of the translation of St. Osmund: ‘. . . quasi sol refulgens sic ille effulsit in templo Dei.’ (Ecclesiasticus 50:6).
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