Confirmation/renewal of grants1744
initiator: Pope Honorius III
recipient: Prior and canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Jul. 7. Anagni. Pope Honorius III forbids bishops to impose ecclesiastical sanctions on the churches of the canons of the Holy Sepulchre in disputes over property and he confirms for the prior and convent of the Holy Sepulchre their freedom from tithes with respect to lands held by them before the Fourth Lateran Council. In a second letter he confirms the privileges granted by Popes Honorius II, Innocent II, Celestine, II, Lucius II, Eugenius III and Alexander III, taking the church of the Holy Sepulchre under papal protection, confirming the canons’ adherence to the Rule of St Augustine, and their possessions, specifying: half of all oblations offered to the Holy Sepulchre; oblations to the True Cross, except on Good Friday and when the patriarch needs them; the tithes of the city of Jerusalem and all the diocese, given by Patriarch Arnulf; land in in the new town [in novo burgo] of Nablus, given by King Amalric, and the church the canons built there with the agreement of Patriarch Amalric; houses and lands in the same city; the tithes of a casale called Derina and of a viridarium that is between the wall of Tyre and the forewall, given by the late Petrus Tyrensis archiepiscopus; the casalia of Bethel, Hudemamel, Dersabe, Huodabes and Dermesur, bought from Hugo de Hibelino; the casalia of Betatap and De Rasen, with their guastine and dependencies, bought from Johannes Gothmanni; the casale called Geladia, which King Amalric when count of Ascalon gave in recompense for the expenses of the canons in the capture of Ascalon; the 2 casalia of Cafarup and Vetus Bethoron and the guastina of Derfres, which were acquired in an exchange with the abbot and monks of St Sabas; the land within and outside the city of Old Haifa [Vetus Caypha] given by Vivianus dominus Cayphe with the agreement of his son Paganus; the house the canons built there and the land which the 2 brothers Rogerius and Johannes gave; the church and tithes of that land and its animals, conceded by Ern[esius] Cesariensis archiepiscopus and confirmed by charter; the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Acre; the casale called Mimas with 2 carrucate terre, given by Lambertus; 2 carrucate terre given by Giraldus de Cunin; the garden that had belonged to Mainardus de Portu, given by his son Raimundus when he became a confrater [frater] of the Holy Sepulchre; the 2 casalia of Gebul and Hecar, together with fishing rights for 8 days on the Sea of Galilee, the angaria [of the fishermen] for one day and a boat [navis], given by Willelmus de Burgis and confirmed in a charter by his son Gualterius princeps Tyberiadis; the house and lands in Calcalia given by Fredericus, a confrater [frater] of the Holy Sepulchre, and confirmed by Bartholomeus, dominus of the villa, who added 1 carrucata terre; all the houses in the city of Jerusalem confirmed by the king [Amalric]; the house bought from the archbishop of Tyre. The pope also confirms the right of the prior and canons of the Holy Sepulchre to celebrate stational Masses at and to process to the Templum Domini, the Mt of Olives, Mt Sion and St Mary of the Valley of Jehoshaphat on their feasts, even when the patriarch is absent. They also have the right, in the patriarch’s absence, to excommunicate malefactors in their parishes, especially those who withhold the payment of tithes. None of their goods can be alienated or pledged, except by the common agreement, or that of the wiser part, of the canons; nor can anyone be sent overseas, suspended or expelled, unless his fault is manifest. Confratres can receive communion from the canons and be buried in the canons’ cemeteries unless they are excommunicated. The patriarch cannot extort goods from the canons and confratres. The canons are freed from payment of tithes on noval lands, cultivated by themselves or at their expense, or providing animal fodder. The election of priors by the canons is to be free from interference.
Jul. 7. Anagni. Pope Honorius III forbids bishops to impose ecclesiastical sanctions on the churches of the canons of the Holy Sepulchre in disputes over property and he confirms for the prior and convent of the Holy Sepulchre their freedom from tithes with respect to lands held by them before the... more
sources: Claverie, Honorius, pp. 299-304, nos. 8-9 (RRH no. 895)