Synod of Frankfurt 1027

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The Synod of Frankfurt on September 23 and 24, 1027 was a general synod that took place in the Frankfurt Palatinate Chapel .

The chairmanship was chaired by Emperor Konrad II and Archbishop Aribo of Mainz . 23 named bishops and nine abbots as well as numerous minor clergy were present at the synod . Among the lay people , Duke Adalbero of Carinthia stood out, who acted as the emperor's sword-bearer and sat at his feet.

The seating arrangement of this Synod describes Wolf Here Hildesheim as follows:

"On the east side of the choir sat Aribo with his suffragans, on his right Werner von Strasbourg , Eberhard von Bamberg , Meginhard von Würzburg , Godehard von Hildesheim and Azecho von Worms and on his left Bruno von Augsburg , Meinwerk von Paderborn , Wigger von Verden , Branthog from Halberstadt . Konrad sat opposite Aribo in the western part of the choir on a raised throne, surrounded on the right by Pilgrim von Köln and his suffragans Sigebert von Minden , Siegfried von Münster and Bernold von Utrecht and on the left, by Huntfried von Magdeburg , Hildewart von Zeitz , Bruno von Merseburg , Liuzo von Brandenburg and Theoderich von Meißen . On the south side of the choir, Rambert von Verden , Hildolf Mantua , Reinold von Oldenburg and Rudolf von Schleswig were seated by the bishops from the other church provinces. "

After a solemn divine service , the Gandersheim dispute was dealt with on September 23 , which was conducted over the question of whether Gandersheim belongs to the Hildesheim or Mainz diocese , from which the rights of the respective bishops were derived. At Aribo's instigation, the canonically contestable marriage became the subject of negotiation again due to the close relatives of Count Hammerstein from Hammerstein and Irmingard von Verdun . But the proceedings surrounding the Hammerstein marriage were ended at Konrad's request. The two spouses could thus live unhindered in marital union until Otto's death in 1036. The second day of the negotiation dealt exclusively with the Gandersheim dispute. The verdict fell against the Archbishop of Mainz, Aribo. But that did not end the Gandersheim dispute, although the Frankfurt synodal resolutions created the basis for an agreement.



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  1. ^ Heinz Wolter: The synods in the realm and in realm Italy from 916 to 1056 Paderborn a. a. 1988. pp. 333f. Based on Vita Godehardi episcopi posterior, MGH SS 11, c. 23, 208