initiator: Ioscius Acconensis episcopus
recipient: Josbertus, master of the Hospital
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Dec. 25 1174 - Dec 24. 1175. Acre. Dominus Jotius Acconensis episcopus and dominus Josbertus domus Hospitalis magister come to the following sealed agreement, with the assent of their chapters. (1). When requested by the prior of the Hospital, the bishop will ordain suitable Hospitaller clerics and vicars, who are provided with letters from their bishops. He will also ordain up to the subdiaconate legitimately born boys brought up in the Hospital. (2). On Holy Saturday he will provide the oil of the sick for anointing brothers and confratres, and those who are fed in the Hospital. Others cannot be anointed without the bishop’s licence, except for pilgrims, whether healthy or sick, who are living in the same house. (3). Parishioners of Acre can be buried in the Hospitaller cemetery with the bishop’s permission, saving the parochial rights of the mother church. (4). When visiting the sick, chaplains both of the cathedral of the Holy Cross and of the Hospital should remind them to remember the other side when giving alms and they should notify each other that they have done so. (5). The bishop will not prohibit the teaching of boys in the house of the Hospital. (6). Mothers seeking Purification should go to the parish church where their children were baptised. They cannot go for Purification to the church of the Hospital without episcopal permission. (7). Parishioners of Acre who wish to make their confession to a Hospitaller chaplain during Lent, in order to to fulfil their Easter duty, should not be turned away but should be warned that parochial law requires that they make confession at that time in their parish church. (8). If processions from the cathedral of the Holy Cross and the Hospital of St John meet at the burial of anyone who has died, the procession following can make use of the candles already in the candlesticks. (9). A testament dictated to a chaplain of the Holy Cross by an infirm person who afterwards wants to be taken into the Hospital and dies within seven days, will be valid; but any change made over the seven days is to be observed. (10). In their sermons the bishop and the clergy of Acre will ask the people to pray for and make benefactions to the Hospital. The prior and clergy of the Hospital will in their sermons advise the people to pray for the bishop and canons of the cathedral. Witnesses: of the canons of the church of the Holy Cross, Rufinus archidiaconus; Bartholomeus thesaurarius; Stephanus; Odo; magister Hugo; magister Monachus; magister Salomon; of the brothers of the Hospital, Bernardus prior; Garinus preceptor; Willelmus de Acir; Willelmus prior in Accon; frater Castaneus; frater Gerardus thesaurarius; frater Garnerius de Gibelin.
Dec. 25 1174 - Dec 24. 1175. Acre. Dominus Jotius Acconensis episcopus and dominus Josbertus domus Hospitalis magister come to the following sealed agreement, with the assent of their chapters. (1). When requested by the prior of the Hospital, the bishop will ordain suitable Hospitaller clerics and... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 1:323-4, no. 471 (RRH no. 532)