Perth Councils of
Perth Councils Of (Concilium Perthusanum), held at the Scottish city so named.
I. The first was held in 1202 or 1203, by cardinal John Salerno, Roman legate in Scotland; in which certain regulations relating to the reform of the clergy were drawn up. The council lasted three days, but two only of the canons are known:
1. That they who had received orders on Sunday should be removed from the service of the altar.
2. That every Saturday from 12 o'clock be kept as a day of rest, by abstaining from work; the holy day to continue till Monday morning.
See Skinner, 1:280. Labbe, Conc. 11:24.
II. Another council was held at Perth in 1212. William Malvoisin, bishop of St. Andrew's, Walter, bishop of Glasgow, and others were present. The pope's instructions for preaching the Crusade were published; upon which, says the author of the Scoti-chronicon, great numbers of all ranks of clergy throughout Scotland, regulars as well as seculars, took the cross, but very few of the rich or great men of the kingdom. See Skinner, Works, 1:280; Wilkins, Conc. 1:532; Collier, Eccles. Hist; Landon, Man. of Councils, s.v.