farced epistle

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A liturgical epistle, read at Mass, with Latin or vernacular interpolations known as ‘farces’ [Latin, farcire, ‘to stuff’]. The practice was most common in France, during the Christmas octave (25 December–1 January) and on patronal feasts.


Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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