Index Canonum, the G. Text, an Engl

Index Canonum, the G. Text, an Engl

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...observe in them distress of mind and meek humiliation, it shall be lawful to the Bishops to grant more indulgence, or if otherwise to take away what has been granted. CANON HL Those who have fled and been apprehended, or have been betrayed by their servants; or otherwise, those who have been despoiled of their goods, or have endured tortures, or have been imprisoned and abused, declaring themselves to be Christians; or who have been forced to receive something which their persecutors violently thrust into their hands, or meat offered to idols, continually professing that they were Christians; and who, by their whole apparel, and demeanour, and humility of life, always give evidence of grief at what has happened; these persons, inasmuch as they are free from sin in this respect, are not to be repelled from the Communion; and if, through an extreme severity or ignorance of some things, they have been repelled, let them forthwith be readmitted. This shall hold good alike of Clergy and laity. It has also boon considered whether laymen who have fallen under the same compulsion may be promoted to the Clergy, and we have decreed that, since they have in no respect been guilty, they may be ordained; provided their past course of life be found to have been upright. CANON IV. Concerning those who have been forced to sacrifice, but who, in addition, have partaken of feasts in honour of the idols; as many as were haled away, but afterwards went up with a cheerful countenance, and wore their costliest apparel, and partook with indifference of the feast provided; it is decreed that these be hearers one year, and prostrators three years, and communicants in prayers i. c, co-standers two years, and then return to full Communion. CANON V. As many, however, more

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