Eudes de sully
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As a churchman, he continued the building work on Notre Dame de Paris. He is considered the first to have emphasized the elevation of the host during the Catholic Mass. In 1175, he forbade communion for children. Odo's decree on custody of reserved hosts, requiring a "clean pyx", was influential in England.
In surviving decrees, he, as bishop, is seen addressing a number of social matters. He attempted to regulate celebrations in his cathedral, Christmas and the Feast of Fools. He also tried to ban chess.
He was a founder of the abbey that became Port-Royal.
His predecessor, Maurice de Sully, was not a close family connection.
Eudes' synodal decrees appear in volume 22 of Giovanni Domenico Mansi's Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio , 53 vols., Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlangsanstalt, 1961. More recently Odette Pontal produced a critical edition of these statutes in Les statuts synodaux Français du XIIIe siècle. Tome 1: Les Statuts de Paris et le synodal de l'ouest. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1971.
- Cheney, C. R., English Synodalia, London, Oxford University Press, 1968, discussing the impact of these statutes in England.
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