Dorothea Sophia, Abbess of Quedlinburg
|Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg|
|Reign||21 April 1618 - 10 February 1645|
|Successor||Anna Sophia I|
|House||House of Wettin|
|Father||Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar|
|Mother||Sophie of Württemberg|
|Born||19 December 1587
|Died||10 February 1645
Duchess Dorothea Sophia of Saxe-Altenburg (19 December 1587 – 10 February 1645) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg.
Dorothea Sophia prohibited her clergy to deny absolution to a person who made a genuine and contrite confession. However, if the same parishioners repeated the sin, they were to face increased degree of severity and finally be referred to her consistory. She proscribed that these parishioners would not be able to serve as godparents, nor be buried according to tradition or within consecrated ground. These decisions were a lot like the previous Catholic practice. She also took measures to prevent secret engagements, declaring that every engagement has to be witnessed by three men and publicly announced.
- Karant-Nunn, Susan C. (1997). The Reformation of ritual: an interpretation of early modern Germany. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-11337-7. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
Dorothea SophiaBorn: 19 December 1587 Died: 10 February 1645
|Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
21 April 1618 - 10 February 1645
Anna Sophia I