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Canons Regular
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[German Version]

Members of a chapter (Cathedral chapter) that exists to celebrate liturgical worship in cathedral and college churches under the leadership of the bishop or an archipresbyter. The term, attested in France since 535, derives from inclusion in the list, called the canon, of those clergy of a church entitled to maintenance or obligated to live according to the canons. A specific church regulation, offered in 755 by Chrodegang of Metz on the local, and in 816 by the Insitutiones Aquisgranenses on the general level, distinguishes canons from monasticism. It regulates all…

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Auge, Oliver, “Canons Regular”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11250>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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