Convened ca. 306 at Elvira (Illiberis, or Eliberis, probably near modern Granada, Sp.); dealt with disciplinary matters; strongly condemned heathen immorality; forbade sacred pictures on walls of ch. bldgs.; approved E custom that forbids unmarried priests to marry after ordination; enjoined continence on clerics already married; canon 63 condemned abortion*. See also Agapetae; Usury, 3.
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