Confirmation/renewal of grants1024
initiator: Pope Alexander III
recipient: Iohannes abbas Montis Syon in Ierusalem
institution: Mount Sion
text: †Mar. 19.  Lateran. Pope Alexander III renews for Iohannes abbas Montis Syon in Ierusalem the privileges granted by duke Godfrey and Popes Urban II, Paschal II, Innocent II and Eugenius III. He confirms that the abbey is under papal protection and that it follows the Augustinian Rule. He details the gifts of endowments as follows: the whole of Mt Sion granted by Duke Godfrey; the district between the angle of the walls by Mt Sion Gate [angulum civitatis, qui est ad dexteram et ad sinistram intrantibus Ierusalem, ex parte Syon], which was given by King Baldwin I; the tables of exchange [tabulae cambii], gardens, baths and houses owned inside the city and outside, with a breach in the wall in order to make a gate; the borgesia [terra borgesie] outside Acheldamac with vineyards to the south; the land of Asquatim in Sorbael; the vineyard given by Anselmus de Parenti; the land attached to a machomeria; the land below a well [fons] with the well itself, given by Guido de Milli; Cedo; casale Martini; the casale that belonged to Hugo de Gorron; Dersophath and the adjacent land, given by the aforesaid Anselmus; the casalia and gastinae of Gebea, Ubeth, Dormibedi, Kariateri, Genesim, Casert and Tyberie, which the abbey bought from Almericus de Francoloco; Caphason; Aneth; Amieth; Farafronte; casale Caicafas in the territory of Ascalon with half of its tithe; casale Romenbre with all its tithe; houses and a machomeria in Ascalon; land in the territory of Jaffa given by Wi. comes Joppensis with the agreement of his wife; a viridarium with land given by Lambertus Galioth; houses in the city of Nablus; the casalia of Burin, Caphastrum, Gul and Geralle in the territory of Nablus with all their tithes, granted by the patriarchs of Jerusalem; the casalia of Fame and Age in the territory of Sebastea, with half tithes; the casalia of Sida, Caforana and Canet in the territory of Caesarea, with half tithes; a house free from the payment of dues [domus libera] in the city of Caesarea; 2 carruce terre and a mill, 2 gardens with half tithes, and a house in Ligio; casale Miary, land, a vineyard, gardens and the churches of sanctus Leonardus and sanctus Romanus in the territory of Acre; houses with full tithes in the city of Acre; casale Messoria with 2 carrucate terre adjacent to the casale, and 2 carruce terre in the casale of Sardenas with half tithes in the territory of Tyre; the church of sanctus Leonardus and houses in the city of Tyre; [a rent of] 25 besants in Gibeletum; a house in Antioch; another house in the territory of Antioch; in the uilla of Amis casale Miserach and a vineyard at Miserach called Cafaria; the casalia of Felix, Bussadan and Cuccaua with half tithes; a church next to castrum Donninum situated in a casale called Bexa; a boat freed from dues [navis libera] on the river and casale Eroi with half tithes in territorio Turasiacen[si]. The pope also confirms the possession of properties in Sicily, Calabria, Lombardy, France and Iberia. He confirms an agreement on tithes covering all Judaea and Jerusalem and a union [of prayer] involving the churches of Jerusalem, including the abbey of the Mt of Olives and the church of St John of Sebastea, Sanctus Helyas and Hebron with churches in Sicily, Apulia and Calabria, and arranged by Patriarch William of Jerusalem with the agreement of the chapter of the Holy Sepulchre. He confirms the abbey’s right to bury those who wish burial in its cemeteries; the prohibition of the celebration of Mass in the abbey’s churches without its licence; its freedom from tithes on noval lands; the right of sanctuary; the right to celebrate services in times of interdict; the right of the brothers to preach publicly; the right to approach any bishop for chrism, holy oils and consecrations; the privilege of exemption from episcopal jurisdiction; freedom of election of abbots; jurisidictional dependence on the Holy See; the use of Mt Sion as a stational church for the patriarch on the feasts commemorating the Last Supper, Pentecost and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, provided no heavy burdens are laid on Mt Sion such as the establishment of the cathedra [for patriarchal judgements] or the provision of a meal.
†Mar. 19.  Lateran. Pope Alexander III renews for Iohannes abbas Montis Syon in Ierusalem the privileges granted by duke Godfrey and Popes Urban II, Paschal II, Innocent II and Eugenius III. He confirms that the abbey is under papal protection and that it follows the Augustinian Rule. He... more
sources: Hiestand, PK, pp. 280-7, no. 113 (RRH no. 576)