Compostella, Councils of

Compostella, Councils Of

(Concilium ad Sanctum Jacobum), were provincial synods:

I. Held May 6, 900, upon occasion of the dedication of the Church of St., James. Seventeen bishops were present, together with king Alfonso, his family, and many others. See Labbe, Concil. 9:482.

II. Held in 1056, by Cresconius, archdeacon of Compostella. Among other things, it was decreed that all bishops and priests should say mass daily, and that the clergy should wear hair shirts on days of fasting and penitence. See Labbe, Concil. 9:1087.

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