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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 494

A.D. 1200. DECREES OF THE SYNOD OF LONDON. 493 served in those places of -which the revenues and the property of the church are ample ; but in poor places it is our will that such limits should be observed, that the lesser ones shall not have to complain that a hardship is inflicted by the arrival of the greater ; so that those persons who have hitherto employed a smaller number of horses, may not suppose that they are to be indulged with leave to use more. It belongs also to the duty of visitation, in the first place to attend with all diligence to those matters which relate to the saving of souls, and to see that each church has a silver chalice, and sufficient and proper sacerdotal vestments, the necessary books and utensils, and other things that relate to worship and due respect for the sacrament. Further, to put an end to the vice both of avarice as well as negligence, relying on the authority of the council of Toledo, we do command that no visitor shall presume to demand entertainment, or a sum in lieu of entertainment, from a church in which he has not in the customary manner performed the duties of visitation. This, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome." That no person shall he ordained without a certain title. ""We do also, in conformity with the decrees of the council of Lateran, enjoin that it shall be strictly observed, that if a bishop shall ordain any person without a certain title deacon or priest, he shall support such person until such time as he shall provide him in some church a suitable salary for clerical duties ; unless the person who is so ordained shall be able to maintain himself by his own means or on property inherited from his father. We do enact the same as to the ordination of subdeacons, and do add, that if, without the especial command of his bishop, an archdeacon shall present any one of the parties before named for ordination, and such person shall, upon his presentation, be ordained, he shall be subject to the penalty above-mentioned.60 This, saving in all things the honor and privileges of the Holy Church of Rome." That it is not allowable to pronounce sentence of excommunication unless canonical admonition shall have preceded it. " Again, following the decrees of the council of Lateran, we do order that prelates shall not pronounce sentence of suspense or excommunication on those subject to them, unless the 6 0 Of having to support the person ordained.

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