Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 459
Canon 1 of the Second Council of Barcelona (Iberian Peninsula, AD 599) forbids subdeacons, deacons and presbyters to pay bishop or his clergy for ordination.
Canon 1
Ut cum ad officia ecclesiastica clerici provehuntur nicil pro benedictione aut subdiaconii aut diaconii vel presbyterii conlata quicquam vel sub oblationis nomen a quocumque episcopo vel ab eius clero inquiratur; illut domini Ihesu meminentes edictum quod ait: Gratis accepistis gratis date.
(ed. Vives 1963: 159)
Canon 1
When clerics advance in ecclesiastical offices nothing shall be demanded from them by a bishop or anyone of his clergy neither for the benediction of a subdeacon, deacon or presbyter nor under pretense of an offering. They shall remember the words of Jesus the Lord who said: "Freely have you received, freely you give" [Matt 10:8].
(trans. M. Szada)

Place of event:

  • Iberian Peninsula
  • Barcelona

About the source:

Title: The Second Council of Barcelona 599 AD, Concilium Barcinonense secundum a. 599
Origin: Barcelona (Iberian Peninsula)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The Second Council of Barcelona was held in November AD 599 during the reign of King Reccared (586-601) in the province of Tarragona under the presidency of the metropolitan bishops of this province Asiaticus (Hefele 1895: 428; Schäferdiek 1967: 223-224).
J. Vives ed., Concilios visigóticos e hispano-romanos, Barcelona-Madrid 1963
C.J. Hefele, A History of the Councils of the Church from the Original Documents, v. 4, Edinburgh 1895.
K. Schäferdiek, Die Kirche in den Reichen der Westgoten und Suewen bis zur Errichtung der westgotischen katholischen Staatskirche, Berlin 1967.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
    Simony/Buying office
      Economic status and activity - Gift
        Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
          Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: M. Szada, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER459,