Monday, December 23, 2019


Church Suppers

Council in Trullo, Canon LXXVI (tr. Henry R. Percival):
It is not right that those who are responsible for reverence to churches should place within the sacred bounds an eating place, nor offer food there, nor make other sales. For God our Saviour teaching us when he was tabernacling in the flesh commanded not to make his Father's house a house of merchandize. He also poured out the small coins of the money-changers, and drave out all those who made common the temple. If, therefore, anyone shall be taken in the aforesaid fault let him be cut off.
The Greek, from Concilium Constantinopolitanum A. 691/2 in Trullo Habitum (Concilium Quinisextum), ed. Heinz Ohme (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013 = Acta Conciliorum Oecumenicorum, II.2.4), p. 52:
Ὅτι οὐ χρὴ ἔνδον τῶν ἱερῶν περιβόλων καπηλεῖον ἢ τὰ διὰ βρωμάτων εἴδη προτιθέναι ἢ ἑτέρας πράσεις ποιεῖσθαι, τὸ σεβάσμιον ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις φυλάσσοντας· ὁ γὰρ σωτὴρ ἡμῶν καὶ θεὸς διὰ τῆς ἐν σαρκὶ πολιτείας παιδαγωγῶν ἡμᾶς μὴ ποιεῖν τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ ἐμπορίου οἶκον παρεκελεύσατο · ὃς καὶ τῶν κολλυβιστῶν τὸ κέρμα ἐξέχεε καὶ τοὺς τὸ ἱερὸν κοινοποιοῦντας ἀπήλασεν. εἴ τις οὖν ἐπὶ τῷ προκειμένῳ ἁλῷ πλημμελήματι, ἀφοριζέσθω.

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