(Bishop of Nitra Anton and Diocesan Synod of Nitra (1494))
Abstract: Synodal activity usually required great organizational and diplomatic skills, theological knowledge, as well as a lot of patience and effort. These assumptions were also manifested by the Nitra Bishop Anton (1492-1500) through the Diocesan Synod of Nitra in 1494. Preserved synodal decrees point to a comprehensive grasp of the topics related to liturgical discipline and clergy discipline. A wide range of topics and their detailed elaboration speaks of the problems that currently plagued the Church towards the end of the Middle Ages. The course of the internal reform of the Diocese of Nitra, which was established by Bishop Anton through the synodal decrees, was so effective that these decrees were confirmed, extended and published in 1560 in Vienna by the Bishop of Nitra Pavol Abstemius Bornemisa (1557-1579). For the life and functioning of clerics and believers, Anton’s initiative and effort was an important milestone, as the summoning of the Hungarian Synods in the Middle Ages and the Modern Age was not a matter of course.
Author: JABLONSKÝ Dávid
Publication order reference: Univerzita sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Trnave, Katedra historických vied a stredoeurópskych štúdií, Nám. J. Herdu 2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovak Republic, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, 2020, vol.: 24, number: 1, pages: 64-92
Key words: Synod; Nitra; Middle Ages; Bishop; Authority; Decrees;