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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 526

A.D. 1201. ΙΕΤΤΕΕ OF POPE INNOCENT. 525 and take up his cross and follow me :'86 that so, leaving behind the burden of its hump, the camel may pass through the eye of the needle, and the rich man, becoming poor, may enter the kingdom of heaven, and may for things temporal receive the things eternal. But because many, as we have heard, and with grief we mention it, have gone back and have laid aside the emblem of the Cross, that they may not appear to have come in vain, if they do not perform that which they intended, we do by these ApostoBc writings strictly command and enjoin your brotherhood, aB indulgences to the contrary notwithstanding (in case it should appear that there have been surreptitiously obtained any such from our predecessors), that you are to compel all such to assume the sign of the Cross, after due warning given, by means of sentence of excommunication and interdict, aB power of appeal being withdrawn ; and that you are on each Lord's day and on festivals, with beBs ringing and candles lighted, stating the names of those of whom you have or shall have notice, publicly to denounce the same as excommunicated, and to forbid Divine service to be celebrated in their presence wheresoever they shaB come. You are also strictly to warn all who have received the sign of the Cross, and, if it shall be necessary, by ecclesiastical rigour to compel them, at the time at which our dearly beloved sons, those noble men the carls of t'landers^jChamgagnej^andJBb Bent diBbCTation, by the advice of thé wise, have determined, duringjthe_ensuing summer^ to perform, their intended pìTgnmàge, to the end thaï, in the way which shall be considered to be most conducive to the interests of the Holy Land, they may together pay their obedience unto the Lord. The punishment, also, which we command to be inflicted upon those who have laid aside the sign of the Cross, in order to compel them to resume the same, you are, in like form, to inflict upon those who, within the next five years, shall presume to frequent tournaments, and are not to revoke the sentence which you shaB have pronounced on such persons, until they shaB have solemnly abjured tournaments for the said period, that so the blood that should be consecrated to the Lord, and whereby, at these times, a heavenly reward may easily be obtained, may not be shed unto devfls, to the injury of the body and the danger of the soul. Each of you in his dio- St. Matt. xvi. 24. St. Mark viii. 31, x. 21. St. Luke ix. 23.

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