Book of Cerne

Book of cerne - gospel of lukeThis image is from the book of Cerne, an ancient Celtic Christian text featuring Gospel extracts, Pslams, hymns, prayers and an apocryphal “Harrowing of Hell”.

It was used by the ancients for private prayers and devotions.

Shown here is the opening of the Gospel of Mark, featuring an image of Mark above his symbol, the Lion.

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