The Council of Tours was also responsible for other decrees which were not so great, in 567 AD, it was decreed that "any cleric found in bed with his wife would be excommunicated for a year and reduced to the lay state; nor might monks sleep two to a bed." In 755 AD the Council decreed that the calendar year should begin at Easter, right lads, a calendar year that begins on the first day of a celebration that moves its position on the calendar from year to year, I think an excess of Communion wine might have been responsible for that one.
|Cathars driven out from Carcassone|
For many of us, 12th Night is when our decorations come down, the cards go to the recycling bin, and everything goes back to winter dullness. Soon, Ilkley's eclectic selection of Christmas illuminations will be turned off, no more flashing festive turkey, farewell and good riddance to the poorly decorated tree at the head of Brook Street, although the rest of the lights were fairly good, and at least they have resisted putting the electric Roman soldiers up.