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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 491

between them, and duly confirmed, reserving always the au thorization thereof by our lord the pope. In the same year, Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, held a general synod at London ; this took place at Westminster, in spite of the prohibition of G^flreyFjte^eJ^ at this time ^çhief. justiciary ofTEngEnd. A t this synod, the sàid"ârchbishop published the âëcrees""ùnder-written, and en acted that the same should be inviolably observed by those subject to him :— The Decrees of Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury. " Inasmuch as, in the celebration of Divine service, errors are made, not without peril to the body as well as to the soul,we do, with the healthful advice of this synod, enact, that by every priest who officiates, the words of the canon shall be fully and distinctly uttered, and that the time shall not be cut short by too great haste, nor yet prolonged by excessive slowness. For it is proper not to delay too long at the same, because of thoughts that spring up, which, like dead flies, destroy the sweetness of the ointment. Lu like manner, all the hours,41 and all the offices, are to be openly and distinctly repeated, so as not to be cut short from excessive haste, nor are the words to be clipped. If this ordinance shall not be observed, those priests who do not observe it, after the third admonition, are to be suspended until such time as they shall have given full satisfaction. This, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome." The same Priest is not to be allowed to celebrate [the mass'] twice in the same day. " A priest is not to be allowed to celebrate [the mass] twice in the same day, except in case of urgent necessity ; and then in cases where the same person shall officiate twice in one day, after the first celebration and the receiving of the blood, nothing more is to be poured into the chalice. Also, after the first celebration, the drops are to be most carefully dried up from out of the chalice, and the fingers are to be sucked or licked with the tongue, and then washed, the rinsings thereof being reserved in a clean vessel, especially appropriated for that purpose, which same rinsings are to be received after the second celebration. This is to be done, unless there be present at the first celebration a deacon, or some other fitting minister, who, in such " See vol. i. p. 331.

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