The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 3716
IMEV 2301
NIMEV 2301
Now are the feasts made of Christ
Gospel for Trinity Sunday in the Northern Homily Cycle (including the story of the Baptism of Jesus — see 5179 — which also occurs separately); eight 8-line stanzas, ababbcbc, with …‘I take my leue’ refrain
Note: For texts in the ‘expanded’ Cycle see 116 and 4629.
Title(s): Northern Homily Cycle
Subjects: sermon texts, Gospel; Trinity Sunday
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 42 (SC 6923), ff. 134v-135v
First Lines:
Now ar þe festis made of criste
þat ar in hali kirk stabiliste…
Last Lines:
…þat to heuene come may we
To wone wiþ god in trinite . Amen .
Thompson, Anne B., ed. The Northern Homily Cycle. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 2008.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 195vc-196ra
First Lines:
Nou ben þe ffestes made of crist
Þat ben in holichirche stablischt…
Last Lines:
…In heuene þer redi knowyng schul we seo
Of o God and persones þreo. Amen.
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. c.3 (SC 30516), f. 2vb
First Lines:
N[ ]þe festes made of crist
[ ] in hali kyrke stabellest…
Last Lines:
…þan says saynt lukeþe wangelyst
þe haly gast lyghtid on crist
Note: Ends imperfectly/
4.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Addit. 8335 [olim Bute], pp. 218-220
First Lines:
NOwe are þe festes made of crist
Þat are in holi kirk stabilest…
Last Lines:
…In heuen þere gode wityng sale be
Of one god and persones thre
Attributed Title: Prologus de trinitate (r. marg., p. 218)
5.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Dd.1.1, ff. 135v-136v
First Lines:
NOw ben þe festis made of crist
Þat ben in holi chirche stabelist…
Last Lines:
…In heuene þer we redi knowing schul se
Of o god and persones thre
Attributed Title: In festo sancte Trinitatis (f. 135v)
6.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.5.31, ff. 92-92v
First Lines:
Now ere festes made of cryste
þat hyre in haly kyrk stabelyste…
Last Lines:
…And bryng vs to þat mykill blys
Þat to ryght trowand ordaynd is
Attributed Title: Þis es þe gospell of þe trinite sononday (f. 91v)
7.Source: London, British Library Addit. 38010, ff. 97-97v
First Lines:
Now ar the festis maide of cryste
That er in halykirke stabileste…
Last Lines:
…That to heuen come may we
To wonne with hym in trinite
8.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260, f. 41rb
9.Source: Minneapolis MN, Minnesota University Library Z.822.N.81 [olim Phillipps 8122], ff. 100v-101
First Lines:
Now er þer festys made of cryste
þat er in haly kyrke stabileste…
Last Lines:
…And what here says oure gospell
In stede of a tale I wyll ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die sancte trinitatis (f. 100v)
10.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 129 [olim Phillipps 20420], ff. 114v-115
First Lines:
Now beth þe festis made off crist
Þat beth in holy chyrche stablys…
Last Lines:
…And what here of seith þe gospell
In sted off tale I will ȝow tell
Attributed Title: In die Trinitatis (f. 114v)