Eudes de Sully
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As a churchman, he continued the building work on Notre Dame de Paris. He is considered the first to have emphasized the elevation of the host during the Catholic Mass. In 1175, he forbade communion for children. Odo's decree on custody of reserved hosts, requiring a "clean pyx", was influential in England.
In surviving decrees, he, as bishop, is seen addressing a number of social matters. He attempted to regulate celebrations in his cathedral, Christmas and the Feast of Fools. He also tried to ban chess.
His predecessor, Maurice de Sully, was not a close family connection.
Eudes' synodal decrees appear in volume 22 of Giovanni Domenico Mansi's Sacrorum conciliorum nova et amplissima collectio , 53 vols., Graz : Akademische Druck- u. Verlangsanstalt, 1961. More recently Odette Pontal produced a critical edition of these statutes in Les statuts synodaux Français du XIIIe siècle. Tome 1: Les Statuts de Paris et le synodal de l'ouest. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1971.
- Cheney, C. R., English Synodalia, London, Oxford University Press, 1968, discussing the impact of these statutes in England.
- Odo of Sully, Odo de Sully, Odon de Sully.
- Catholic Encyclopedia: Paris
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Elevation
- History Of The Christian Church*
- PDF, p. 174, against mummers, maskers and excessive bell-ringing.
- Ensemble Anonymus — Tempus Festorum
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Feast of Fools
- Chess - LoveToKnow 1911
- , in French, 1198.
- Cawley, Charles, Central France, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved August 2012,[better source needed]