Belief and Devotion
|provided spiritual needs||such as baptism, marriage, burials and funerals.|
|depth of belief||not sceptical, believed in the power of holy relics.|
|why excommunication was undesirable|| anyone excommunicated would not be allowed to have participate in church services (baptism, marriage, burial services) and was thought to be a condemnation to Hell.|
You would be excommunicated for committing heresy.
|church tax||was called a tithe, all were required to pay this, it consisted of 10% of their income.|
|3 main rules to lead an ecclesiastical life|| 1) Poverty|
|The Church|| Every village had a church|
The Church had power over monarchs.
Helped people in need.
|How the Church grew rich|| Grew rich because they owned lands in wealthy towns. Priests became rich because they kept some of the tithe|
from the Church and payed low wages to replacements.
|monastic life||woke up several times a knight to pray, and rose early in the morning. Food was simple and life had little comforts and luxuries, but still many people came.|
|spare time in monastic life||some would study, pray, or copy books. These people were literate.|
|benefits of monastic life|| an escape from the drudgery of village life, and improve their social standing.|
Also provided more education.