Council of Agde

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Council held in 506 at the Basilica of Saint Andrew in Agde, Languedoc (in modern France). It was led by Saint Caesarius of Arles and produced 47 canons including a requirement that slaves must be given sufficent land, altars must be consecrated with chrism and a priestly blessing, hymns must be sung morning and evening in cathedrals, clergy were to remain unmarried, and that the faithful must attend Mass and take a day of rest on the Feast of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist. They started a system that led to benefices, and the Council required prayers that were an important part in the later development of the Liturgy of the Hours.

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  • “Council of Agde”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 10 September 2010. Web. 23 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/council-of-agde/>