A Pontifical is a service-book for use by a bishop. The office here, for the dedication of a church, includes three lines of music, with notation, which the choir sang as the bishop approached the door of the new church. The words are taken from Luke 19:5-6, where Zaccheus welcomes Jesus to his house. The graceful ‘Samson Pontifical’ as it is called, was made in Winchester in the early eleventh century but the manuscript. was afterwards adapted for Samson, consecrated bishop of Worcester on 8 June 1096, in succession to Wulfstan (see January). Parker Library MS 146, p. 63.