Councils of Frankfurt

Frankfurt was the scene of a number of councils during Carolingian times. The most famous of them was held in 794 to condemn the Spanish Adoptianist heresy. The two foremost Adoptianists were Felix,* bishop of Urgel, and Elipandus,* archbishop of Toledo. Felix was ultimately imprisoned until his death, while Elipandus remained free but stubbornly recalcitrant. The council in 794 issued fifty-five other canons. One repudiated the Second Council (787) of Nicea's decree on icon worship, and the others dealt with a variety of matters, including metropolitan jurisdiction and monastic discipline.