The Hours of Philip the Bold

Penitential Psalms

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The Seven Penitential Psalms (6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129 and 142) were recited as prayers of contrition. The first of them, Psalm 6, received a large miniature of Christ in Majesty accompanied by the Evangelists’ symbols. The remaining Penitential Psalms open with ornamental initials.