Thursday, October 31, 2019
Idols in Trees
DE IDOLORVM RELIQVIIS EXTIRPANDIS.Translated by Henry R. Percival, in The Seven Ecumenical Councils (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900 = A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, 2nd series, vol. XIV), p. 482:
84. Item placuit ab imperatoribus gloriosissimis peti, ut reliquiae idolatriae non solum in simulacris sed in quibuscumque locis uel lucis uel arboribus omnimodo deleantur.
Of extirpating the remains of the idols.
Item, it seemed good to petition the most glorious Emperors that the remains of idolatry not only in images, but in any places whatever or groves or trees, should altogether be taken away.