11 November 1215 Fourth Lateran Council Condemns Jewish practices #otdimjh


On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

“They upset the decorum of the Christian religion by such a mixing”

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The Fourth Council of the Lateran was called by Pope Innocent III with the papal bull of April 19, 1213, and the Council gathered at Rome’s Lateran Palace on  November 11, 1215. Due to the great length of time between the Council’s convocation and meeting, many bishops had the opportunity to attend. It was the 12th ecumenical council and is sometimes called the “Great Council” or “General Council of Lateran” due to the presence of seventy-one patriarchs and metropolitan bishops, four hundred and twelve bishops, and nine hundred abbots and priors together with representatives of several monarchs

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The meeting marked the zenith of Papal power. Old anti-Jewish decrees were expanded and Jews were compelled to wear the Yellow Patch, the “Badge of Shame”, to distinguish them from Christians. It was enforced in France, England, Germany and later in…

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