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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
C. E. Beneš

corrupted by heretical depravity; in fact, if it ever happens that other heretics from Lombardy or elsewhere come to Genoa, they are taken and burnt in fires as soon as they are discovered. And because the Genoese were so opportunely united and founded in the faith of Christ, they are today constant and steadfast in the sacraments of the faith, assiduous in ecclesiastical office, and devoted to hearing the word of God

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa
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enclosed in her cell; she knelt in it to participate in the sacraments, and when she died she was buried in it. A second, empty grave was also discovered at this time, and was interpreted as belonging to an earlier occupant of the cell. (i) Plan of church

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
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. (xi) 17 June 1407 Grant to Thomas Kendale, hermit, of pontage for two years for the repair of the bridges called ‘Smalebrigges’ and the causey [causeway] between the town of Cambridge and the town of Barton (Cambs). 24 38. Two episcopal indulgences in favour of hermits Though sin could be absolved in this present life through the sacrament of penance, there remained a penalty to be paid in purgatory

in Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550
C. E. Beneš

zeal, and thus everyone saw that he was truly contrite and had made full confession, and that he had regained the grace of the Holy Spirit which he had formerly lost. 128 Indeed, the holy fathers utterly condemned simoniacs because, strictly speaking, simony is a sin committed against the Holy Spirit—since a simoniac sells or buys ecclesiastical benefices or the sacraments of

in Jacopo Da Varagine’s Chronicle of the city of Genoa

other worthy men of the same craft in the name of all the persons of the craft, having their devotion to almighty God and to the blessed sacrament, the which is all Christian men’s belief, and considering a devout thing called the new canopy over the altar in the church of St Michael of the said city in the which the blessed sacrament is worthily at this time kept, the which keeping must have cost and

in Towns in medieval England
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specific terminology in the ninth-century core texts, and the general movement of the ‘Compilation’ from secular to ecclesiastical concerns. 13 The ‘Compilation’ does not so much record defunct regional legal practices as it conjures a nostalgic image of an idealised past characterised by ‘wise … councillors who … venerated the sacraments and holy orders for

in The political writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York

dealt with’, 6 the voice of our humility speaks to all. 7 For, although this is a matter of a king and queen [Lothar and Theutberga], namely man and wife, who according to holy authority are ‘no more twain but one flesh’ [Matthew 19:6], the case of all is generally affected, since marriage is called by the holy apostle ‘a great sacrament in

in The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga
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’s version of events is his claim that immediately after the absolution of the king, Gregory VII, in celebrating mass, chose to ascribe to the receiving of communion the character of a trial by ordeal. Lampert interpolated the customary formula for the ordeal into the pope’s invitation to the king to receive the sacrament: ‘ If you know that you are innocent … eat this remaining part of the Lord’s body

in The Annals of Lampert of Hersfeld
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publica : we have translated this as ‘state’, but the term is contested 516 sacerdos : either priest or bishop sacramentum : sacrament or oath servus : servant or slave. Notes have been kept to a minimum, and we have not marked up short or insignificant quotations

in The divorce of King Lothar and Queen Theutberga