Eudes de sully

Eudes de Sully[1] (died 1208) was bishop of Paris, from 1198 to 1208.

Life

On the political stage, he came into conflict with French king, Philip Augustus, over Philip's intended repudiation of his wife.[2]

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.[3] In 1175, he forbade communion for children.[4] 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,[5] Christmas[6] and the Feast of Fools.[7] He also tried to ban chess.[8]

He also known for his promotion of polyphony in church, and the music of Pérotin.[9]

He was a founder of the abbey that became Port-Royal.[10]

Family

His brother Henry de Sully was archbishop of Bourges. Their father, also Eudes of Sully, was son of William of Blois, lord of Sully.[11]

His predecessor, Maurice de Sully, was not a close family connection.

Sources

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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External links

  • Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes