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Canons of the Synod of Hippo

 

Canons of the Synod of Hippo

in North Africa

393 AD

Translation by John Wijngaards

Source: MANSI III, 920-924  

Can 2. . . . Ut ante XXV aetatis annos nec clerici ordinentur, nec virgines consecrentur.

Canon 34. Ut presbyter non consulto episcopo virgines non consecret .

Canon 2. “. . . that before the age of 25 neither male clerics be ordained nor virgins consecrated. ”

Canon 34. “That a priest should not consecrate virgins without having consulted his bishop. ”

Comment: The consecration of virgins probably refers to the imposition of the veil of women who took a vow of chastity.



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