Chronicles (1 of 6)
Excerpt: ...might be baptised, and she that was deliuered after 33 daies of a manchild, and after 46 daies of a womanchild, should be purified, but yet might she enter the church before, if she would. Matters in question about trifles. The residue of Augustines demands consisted in these points, to wit: 1 Within what space a child should be christened after it was borne, for doubt to be preuented by death? 2 Within what time a man might companie with his wife after she was brought to bed? 3 Whether a woman, hauing hir floures, might enter the church, or receiue the communion? 4 Whether a man hauing had companie with his wife, might enter the church, or receiue the communion before he was washed with water? 5 Whether after pollusion by night in dreames, a man might receiue the communion: or if he were a priest, whether he might say masse? To these questions Gregorie maketh answere at full in the booke and place before cited, which for breefenesse we passe ouer. He sent also at that time with the messengers aforesaid, at their returne into England, diuers learned men to helpe Augustine in the haruest of Assistance to Augustine. The pall. the Lord. The names of the chiefest were these, Melitus, Iustus, Paulinus, and Ruffinianus. He sent allso the pall, which is the ornament of an archbishop, with vessels and apparell which should be vsed in churches by the archbishop and other ministers. He sent also with the pall other letters to Augustine, to let him vnderstand what number of bishops he would haue him to ordeine within this land. Also after that Melitus, and the other before mentioned persons were departed from Rome, he sent a letter vnto the same Melitus, being yet on his way toward Britaine, touching further matter concerning the churches of England, Bearing with them that had newlie receiued the faith, whereof superstition grew and increased. wherein he confesseth that manie things are permitted to be vsed of the people latelie brought from the errors of...
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