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It follows the transcript of Pope Urban II's speech against the infidels, according to the version of Fulcher of Chartres. Most Beloved Brethren, Urged by necessity, I, Urban, by the permission of God chief bishop and prelate over the whole world, have come into these parts as an ambassador with a divine admonition to you, the servants of God.
I hoped to find you as faithful and as zealous in the service of God as I had supposed you to be. But if there is in you any deformity or crookedness contrary to God's law, with divine help I will do my best to remove it. For God has put you as stewards over his family to minister to it.
Happy indeed will you be if he finds you faithful in your stewardship.
You are called shepherds; see that you do not act as hirelings. But be true shepherds, with your crooks always in your hands. Do not go to sleep, but guard on all sides the flock committed to you.
For if through your carelessness or negligence a wolf carries away one of your sheep, you will surely lose the reward laid up for you with God. And after you have been bitterly scourged with remorse for your faults, you will be fiercely overwhelmed in hell, the abode of death.
For according to the gospel you are the salt of the earth [Matt. But if you fall short in your duty, how, it may be asked, can it be salted? O how great the need of salting!
It is indeed necessary for you to correct with the salt of wisdom this foolish people which is so devoted to the pleasures of this world, lest the Lord, when He may wish to speak to them, find them putrefied by their sins unsalted and stinking.
For if He, shall find worms, that is, sins, in them, because you have been negligent in your duty, He will command them as worthless to be thrown into the abyss of unclean things.
And because you cannot restore to Him His great loss, He will surely condemn you and drive you from His loving presence. But the man who applies this salt should be prudent, provident, modest, learned, peaceable, watchful, pious, just, equitable, and pure. For how can the ignorant teach others?
How can the licentious make others modest? And how can the impure make others pure?
If anyone hates peace, how can he make others peaceable? Or if anyone has soiled his hands with baseness, how can he cleanse the impurities of another? We read also that if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch [Matt. But first correct yourselves, in order that, free from blame, you may be able to correct those who are subject to you.
If you wish to be the friends of God, gladly do the things which you know will please Him.
You must especially let all matters that pertain to the church be controlled by the law of the church. And be careful that simony does not take root among you, lest both those who buy and those who sell church offices be beaten with the scourges of the Lord through narrow streets and driven into the place of destruction and confusion.
Keep the church and the clergy in all its grades entirely free from the secular power. See that the tithes that belong to God are faithfully paid from all the produce of the land; let them not be sold or withheld.
If anyone seizes a bishop let him be treated as an outlaw.Cited: Chartres, Fulcher Of, trans. "Pope Urban II 's Speech at Clermont" p. Mason, Ohio: Cengage Learning, Print. Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. Fulcher of Chartres, in his Historia Iherosolymitana, gives a very brief account of Urban's exhortation.® But he prefaces it by a summary of the pope's speech relative to the evil conditions in the West.'^ This was an address to the clergy who were at the Council.
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In or , Alexios I Komnenos, the Byzantine emperor, sent to the pope, Urban II, and asked for aid from the west against the Seljuq Turks, who taken nearly all of Asia Minor from him. Urban II: Speech at the Council of Clermont () 1. Fulcher of Chartres Most beloved brethren: Urged by necessity, I, Urban, by the permission of God chief bishop and prelate over the whole world, have come into these parts as an ambassador with a divine admonition to you, the servants of God.
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