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Aix-La-Chapelle

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Aquis-granum or Aqus-gra ai, Germ. Aachen), a large city of Germany, dependent on the archbishopric of Cologne in spiritual matters. As the favorite abode of Charlemagne, it acquired great ecclesiastical importance; and many councils were held there. From the time of Otho I (937) to Ferdinand I, 1558, twenty-nine German emperors were crowned in this city.

The first COUNCIL OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE was held in 789, on discipline; in the council held in 799 Felix of Urgel renounced Adoptianism. which he previously upheld. The others are that of 803, where the Benedictines received their religious regulations; of 809, on the procession of the Holy Ghost; 813, when the canons of the preceding council were published; 816, confirmatory of the rules of Chrodegang; 817, on St. Benedict's rule, etc.; 825, on the same subjects; 831, declaring the innocence of the Empress Judith; 836, on the restoration of Church property; 837, on Episcopal controversies; 842, by Kings Louis and Charles, on the division of Lothaire's possessions; two sessions in 860, against Queen Thetburga; 862, allowing King Lothaire to contract a new marriage; 992, forbidding marriages during Advent, from Septuagesima to Easter, etc.; 1165, to canonize Charlemagne. Smith, Tables of Church Hist.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Aix-La-Chapelle'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/aix-la-chapelle.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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