The monastic position of the monk or nun responsible for overseeing the divine service celebration. This person in this position was also in charge of the library and scriptorium.
Related term(s): Monastic; Scriptorium; Refectorian; Infirmarian
Category: Western Christianity
Source information: Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Medieval Europe. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1999. 145.