Sacrament of the altar, all burnt and reduced to dust, and thrown into the water which the Christians would drink, as soon as they drank it they would go mad and die. And in this way they would be revenged. [To obtain the heart, the Jews supposedly suborned a poor French nobleman, with many children and little with which to support them, promising him great

in The Jews in western Europe 1400–1600
E.A. Jones

where parochial rights were being infringed. When, in 1311, the hermit of Cripplegate (London), Thomas de Byreford, 21 was found to have been hearing confessions, administering the sacraments, preaching, advertising indulgences, parading images of the saints through the streets, receiving offerings and burying the dead, all without licence, the bishop responded in the strongest terms. Translated from

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550

’s beliefs, closely modelled on similar documents which had been produced in Germany and England in the previous fifteen years.13 Its 400 pages lead the reader through discussions of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the seven sacraments and of prayer. It was, the council decreed, to be circulated to the clergy alone, ‘as much for the instruction of themselves as of the Christian people committed to their care’. It was not to be lent to the laity, except perhaps a few folk of exceptional gravity and piety. However, every Sunday and holy day, for half an hour, every

in The origins of the Scottish Reformation
Eucharistic controversy and the English origins of Irish Catholic identity, 1550–51

, Robert Wauchop, when the latter visited Ulster in the spring of 1550.4 It is also the case, moreover, that Dowdall conducted his defence of the eucharist without any identifiable reference to the papacy or, indeed, to any doctrinal statements emanating from Rome. Not only did he mount it before the Council of Trent’s decree on the sacrament of the eucharist was promulgated in October 1551, but his subsequent reconciliation with the papacy did not take place quite as quickly, or as seamlessly as the conventional view seems to suggest. Although his erstwhile rival

in Irish Catholic identities
Renaissance emotion across body and soul

and very likely continued upon his return to England. 26 Indeed, in his A Treatise … of the Reall Presence of Our Saviour in the Blessed Sacrament , a much more polemical work written as we know very close to the same time as The Passions , Wright emphasises the fundamental importance of passion and the stimulation of the senses in the

in The Renaissance of emotion
The polity of the British episcopal churches, 1603–62

in the laying on of hands, but the bishop alone said, ‘Receive the Holy Ghost: whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven: and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained: and be thou a faithful dispenser of the word of God, and of his holy sacraments’. Priests then received the whole Bible and were exhorted, ‘Take thou authority to preach the word of God, and to minister the holy Sacraments in this Congregation’.8 Both ordination rites concluded with the bishop presiding at the Holy Communion, thus affirming unity in life, doctrine, and authority before

in Church polity and politics in the British Atlantic world, c. 1635–66
Abstract only

merit reproduction. (i) John Paston III to John Paston II, November 1472 ( ibid ., I, p. 575): ‘My mother sends you God’s blessing and her’s, and urges you to get a new licence from my lord of Norwich so that she may have the sacrament in her chapel. I got a licence from him for a year, and it has almost expired. You should get it for the bishop’s life if

in Catholic England

offices and receive the sacraments and whose children therefore sometimes died without baptism and whose sick sometimes died without confession. At the end of the century a nobleman in the diocese of St Andrews, concerned about similar spiritual dangers, asked the Pope to erect a parish church on an island distant about two miles from the mainland whose inhabitants, particularly when the sea was swollen, could

in Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns, c.1350–1560

. Stubbe was one of many nonconformists to draw anti-tithe testimony from Acts and Monuments , testimony which rested on assumptions about the nature of priesthood which Protestants (and many earlier dissenters) had reconfigured. As reformers sought to shape the English church in line with the Reformed marks of the true church – with sacraments rightly administered and the pure Word preached – the figure responsible for implementing those marks, the minister, was also subject to scrutiny. The theological overhaul of authority and church organisation had resurrected long

in Lollards in the English Reformation

with thy Sacrament, thy Seale with thy Patent; and in that Sacrament associate the signe with the thing signified, the Bread with the Body of thy Sonne, so, as I may be sure to have received both, and to be made thereby, (as thy blessed servant Augustine sayes) the Arke, and the Monument, & the Tombe of thy most blessed Sonne, that hee, and all the merits of his death, may, by that receiving, bee buried in me, to my quickning in this world, and my immortall establishing in the next. (Devotions 39) Several communions are at stake here: first, the ‘Word’ must be

in John Donne’s Performances