An ecclesiastical history of Ireland, from the first introduction of Christianity to the beginning of the thirteenth century, Volumen4


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Página 413 - ... quia si fana eadem bene constructa sunt, necesse est ut a cultu daemonum in obsequio veri Dei debeant commutari ; ut dum gens ipsa eadem fana sua non videt destrui, de corde errorem deponat, et Deum verum cognoscens ac adorans, ad loca quae consuevit, familiarius concurrat.
Página 271 - Provides, that tythes be paid to the mother churches (61) out of provisions, hay, the young of animals, flax, wool, gardens, orchards, and out of all things, that grow and renew yearly, under pain of an anathema after the third monition; and that those, who continue obstinate in refusing to pay, shall be obliged to pay the more punctually for the future.
Página 223 - He seems to have known nothing of the state of the Irish church, except what he heard from the lying accounts of the enemies of Ireland ; and as to ecclesiastical or other dirt I believe he might in those times have found enough of it, and I fear more, nearer home, without looking for it in this country.
Página 408 - I think it can scarcely be doubted, that the original models, according to which they were constructed, belong to the times of paganism, and that the singular style of architecture, which we observe in them, was brought from the East...
Página 409 - Han way, writing of four which he found in Persia, says, " it seemed inconsistent that the Persians suffered these temples to remain unmolested, after the abolition of a religion, which they now esteem grossly idolatrous ; but they are made of the most durable materials, being rotundas of about thirty feet in diameter, raised in height to a point near 120 feet.
Página 159 - ... made; that there were excellent Bishops in this country, such as Gelasius of Armagh, and Christian of Lismore; and that the Irish Church was not then in so degenerate a state, as to require the intervention, or the pious exertions, of such a King as Henry. But the love of his country (England), his wish to gratify Henry, and some other not very becoming reasons, prevailed over every other consideration...
Página 364 - ... foregoing proofs, was, though certainly not approved of, yet permitted and practised. Besides a number of incidental proofs of this fact, the Sixth Canon of the Synod attributed to St. Patrick enjoins, that ' the clerk's wife shall not walk out without having her head veiled,'
Página 166 - Hiberniam jure haereditario possidendam, sicut literae ipsius teiiantur in hodiernum diem. Nam omnes insulae de jure antiquo, ex donatione Constantini qui eam fundavit et dotavit, dicuntur ad Romanam ecclesiam pertinere.
Página 256 - The miserable clergy is reduced to beggary in the island. The cathedral churches mourn, having been robbed by the aforesaid persons, and others along with them, or who came over after them, of their lands and ample estates which had been formerly granted to them faithfully and devoutly. And thus the exalting of the church has been changed into the despoiling or plundering of the church.
Página 269 - Prohibits priests from celebrating mass on a wooden table according to the usage of Ireland; and enjoins that, in all monasteries and baptismal churches, altars should be made of stone ; and if a stone of sufficient size to cover the whole surface of the altar cannot be had, that in such a case a square entire and polished stone be fixed in the middle of the altar, where Christ's body is consecrated...

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