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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 259

258 ANNALS OP ROGER BE HOVEBEN. A.D. 1191. indeed in your case we see the words fulfilled, ' I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God : I will be like the most High ;' M while you do not keep in mind the words, ' God resistetti the proud, but giveth grace to the humble;'™ and that 'He that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.'71 Por both ourselves and our church of York you are zealously, indeed with the ardour of an enemy, attacking, contrary to your own profession and the obedience due to ourselves and to the church of York ; desiring to withdraw and exempt yourself, which may God prevent, from our jurisdiction. "Wherefore we, wishing, as becomes us, to consult the rights of our church and our own dignity, do, by the Apostolic authority and our own, strictly enjoin you, as being our suffragan, on the Monday next ensuing after the feast of Saint Michael, to be present at York at the synod held there in our mother church, and on no pretext whatsoever to delay so to do, for the purpose of shewing due reverence to ourselves, and of paying canonical obedience, in conformity with the Apostolic mandate oftentimes shewn to you by our letters and in our behalf; as also to make answer why for the last two years you have presumed, contrary to the ordinances of the law, to deprive our church of York of the processions from ancient times its due, and the oblations due on the day of Pentecost, from Hovedenshire and Alvertonshire,72 and why, not dreading to put your sickle in the harvest of another, you have usurped the power to administer in spiritual things to our clergy and those of our diocese." On hearing this, Hugh, bishop of Durham, would neither come to him nor do obedience or make profession thereof to him. Por he said that he had once already done obedience and made profession to the church of York, and to Roger, archbishop of that see, and that he was not by law bound to repeat it; and, in order that the said archbishop might not oppress him as to this matter, he appealed to the presence of the Supreme Pontiff a first, second, and third time, submitting himself and the cause of his church to the decision of our lord the pope and of the Roman Church. The archbishop, however, not paying any regard to the appeal of the bishop of Durham, in the spirit of his wfath pronounced sentence of excommunication against " Is. xiv. 13, 14. 7 0 James iv. 5. 1 Pet. v. 6. 'l St. Luke xiv. 11, xviii. 4. 7 2 The districts of Howden and North Merton.

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