Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gangra - Canon 7

If any one shall presume to take the fruits offered to the Church, or to give them out of the Church, without the consent of the bishop, or of the person charged with such things, and shall refuse to act according to his judgment, let him be anathema.

The fruits mentioned here were those acts done for within and for the church but here being done outside the church for another group.  That was not to be done without the consent of the overseer, since such could (and was) being used to subvert the local assembly of the one holy, catholic and apostolic church.

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