Bishop Haito of Basle


Source: Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Legum Sectio 2: Capitularia regum francorum (Hanover, 1883), vol. 1 (Quarto-Ausgabe), p. 364.

The Capitula Ecclesiastica of Bishop Haito of Basle:

Everyone should take care that women do not approach the altar; even women consecrated to God may not intrude into any kind of altar service. If altar linens must be washed, they should be removed by clerics, given at the altar rails, and also be taken back there. And likewise offertory gifts, if they are brought by these women, are received by priests there and brought to the altar.


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