Tribur (Conciliunm Triburense), Councils of
Tribur (Conciliunm Triburense), Councils Of Tribur was a royal residence near Mayence, where several Church councils were held.
I. The first council was held in 895. Twenty-two bishops were present, including Hatho, archbishop of Mayence; Herman, archbishop of Cologne and Ratbode, archbishop of Treves. King Arnulphus also attended, with many of the chief lords of his kingdom. Fifty-eight canons were published.
3. Declares that, with the king's consent, it is ordered that all his nobles shall seize those who refuse to perform the penance due to their offences, and bring them before the bishop.
4. Regulates the manner of disposing of the pecuniary mulct inflicted for wounding a priest; if the latter survived, the whole belonged to him; if he died, it was to be divided into three parts, one for his church, one for his bishop, and one for his relations.
5. Imposes five years penance for killing a priest, during which time the penitent might not eat meat nor drink wine, except on Sundays and festivals. At the end of the five years he might be admitted into the Church, but not to communion, until the expiration of other five years, during which he was to fast three days in the week.
10. Renews the canon of the Council of Carthage which enacts-that a bishop shall not be deposed by fewer than twelve bishops; a priest by fewer than six; nor a deacon by fewer than three.
12. Restricts the solemn celebration of baptism to Easter and Whitsuntide.
13. Orders the division of tithe into four portions: 1, for the bishop: 2, for the clerk; 3, for the poor; and, 4, for the fabric.
15. Orders that the dead be buried, if possible, at the cathedral church; if not, at the church belonging to a monastery, in order that they might benefit by the prayers of the monks; otherwise in the church to which, they pay tithe.
16. Proves from Scripture that no fee may be taken for burials.
17. Forbids to bury laymen within the church.
18. Forbids chalices and panels of wood.
19. Orders that water be mixed with the wine in the. chalice, but that there be twice as much wine as waiter.
30. Orders all due respect to the see of Rome, and enacts penalties against those who cause the death of Christians by enchantments. See Mansi, Concil. 9:438.
II. The second council convened in October, 1076, The pope's legates, with several German lords and some bishops, assembled in council, debated concerning the deposition of the emperor Henry IV in consequence of which he passed into Italy, and, after, the most, humiliating concessions, obtained absolution from the pope, Jan. 25, 1077. See Mansi, Concil. 10, 355.