Canons, Penitential
Canons, Penitential
Rules laid down by councils or bishops concerning the penances to be done for various sins.

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  • Penitential Canons — • Rules laid down by councils or bishops concerning the penances to be done for various sins. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Penitential Canons     Penitential Canons …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Penitential canons — are religious rules laid down by councils or bishops concerning the penances to be done for various sins. These canons, collected, adapted to later practice, and completed by suitable directions formed the nucleus of the Penitential Book s (see… …   Wikipedia

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  • Penitential Orders — • A general name for religious congregations whose members are bound to perform extraordinary works of penance, or to provide others with the means of atoning for grave faults. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Penitential Orders      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • pénitential — pénitential, iale, iaux [ penitɑ̃sjal, jo ] adj. • 1535; pénitencial « pénitentiel » 1374; lat. ecclés. pænitentialis ♦ Relig. Psaumes pénitentiaux : les sept psaumes de la pénitence. pénitential, ale, aux [penitɑ̃sjal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1374,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Penitential — A penitential is a book or set of church rules concerning the Christian sacrament of penance, a new manner of reconciliation with God [Rouche 1987, p. 528.] that was first developed by Celtic monks in Ireland in the sixth century AD. When priests …   Wikipedia

  • penitential book — ▪ religious manual       any of the manuals used in Europe by priests of the Western church, especially during the early Middle Ages, in administering ecclesiastical penance. (The name penance is applied to both a sacramental rite and acts… …   Universalium

  • penitential — penitentially, adv. /pen i ten sheuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, proceeding from, or expressive of penitence or repentance. n. 2. a penitent. 3. a book or code of canons relating to penance, its imposition, etc. [1500 10; < ML penitentialis, LL …   Universalium

  • penitential — /pɛnəˈtɛnʃəl/ (say penuh tenshuhl) adjective 1. of or relating to, proceeding from, or expressive of penitence or repentance. –noun 2. a penitent. 3. a book or code of canons relating to penance, its imposition, etc. {Medieval Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Collections of ancient canons — contain collected bodies of canon law that originated in various documents, such as papal and synodal decisions, and that can be designated by the generic term of canons. Contents 1 Generalities 2 From the earliest to the apocryphal collections 2 …   Wikipedia

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