Gregorian Sacramentary

Also known as

  • Sacramentary of Adrian I


A liturgical book ascribed to Pope Saint Gregory I, called sometimes the Sacramentary of Adrian I as it was Pope Adrian I who sent it to Charlemagne between the years 781 and 791 when the latter wished to introduce the Roman Rite into his kingdom. The book was copied many times so that there are many versions of it, each containing the additions made by the various scribes. At first these additions were carefully distinguished from the original text, but eventually they became part of it. The book has three parts as follows

  • the Ordinary of the Mass
  • the Proper of the Mass for the year beginning with Christmas Eve, but without any Masses for the Sundays after Epiphany and Pentecost
  • the prayers for ordinations

MLA Citation

  • “Gregorian sacramentary”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 22 September 2020. <>