An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain, Chiefly of England; From the First Planting of Christianity, to the End of the Reign of King Charles the Second ...

An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain, Chiefly of England; From the First Planting of Christianity, to the End of the Reign of King Charles the Second ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1708 edition. Excerpt: ... Alberiouo Bishop of Oslia had been some Months in England, and ssmade a Visitation in several Dioceses. At his first Arrival, his Credentials being read before the King and the Lords, they demurr'd to his Authority-, but at last, out of re ard to the Pope, his Character was ownd. However, as Gervase of Canterbury relates, the King took it ill, that his Brother, the Bishop of Winc/ae/Ier should be struck out of his Legantine Commiffion, which he had hitherto enjoy'd during the Vacancy of the See of Canterbury (gy But MaIm/bury, who liv'd at this time, makes his Legantine Authority of a later Date. Some short time before the Meeting of the Synod, Albericur the Legate sent a Summons to the Prior, Convent, Clergy, and Laity of Canterbury, about the Election Of an Archbishop. He orders his Letter of Summons to be read on the first Sunday of Lent, before all the Clergy and People of Canterbury, and that after they had prepar'd themselves for the Matter in hand by Prayer, Fasting, and Distributions of Charity, they should take care to think upon such a Person, against whom therexcould be no Objection made from the Canonr: Such a Person to whose Election the Bishops of the Province ought to consent, and whom the King could not reasonably refuse. He therefore enjoyns them, in the Pope's Name, to pitch upon proper Delegates for this Business, to furnish them with Powers to represent the_whole Bad, and send them to London about the micKlle of Advent Go) From hence it appears, that the Election of. Bishops were left in a great measure to the respective Chapters, and not tied up 'to the Direction of a Conge d'E_slire. The Synod was open'd at IVe/Zmirsser, on the thirteenth of December, it consisted of seventeen 'Bishops, and thirty Ab...show more

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