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A Manual Of Councils Of The Holy Catholic Church -Rev. Edward H. Landon. M.A.

ZELLA (418). [Concilium Tellense or Teleptense.] Held in 418, at Zella, or Telia, in the province of Byzacena, in Africa, Donatianus, Bishop of Zella, presiding. Various regulations were made.

1. Enacts that no man shall be admitted to holy orders who has served in war after baptism.

2. Enacts that every bishop shall be consecrated by three bishops, with the consent of the metropolitan, and that of the bishops of the provinces, expressed in writing.

3. Declares that one bishop only cannot consecrate another, except in the Roman Church.

4. Exhorts bishops, priests, &c., to observe continence.

8. Directs that the Montanists and Novatianists shall be admitted into the Church by imposition of hands.—Tom. ii. Conc. p. 1577. (See C. ROME, 386.)








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