Compactata

Compactata:

see HussitesHussites
, followers of John Huss. After the burning of Huss (1415) and Jerome of Prague (1416), the Hussites continued as a powerful group in Bohemia and Moravia. They drew up (1420) the Four Articles of Prague, demanding freedom of preaching, communion in both kinds (i.e.
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Compactata

 

(Compacts of Prague), an agreement between the moderate wing of the Hussite revolutionary movement (the Calixtines) and the feudal and Catholic camp. Concluded in Prague on Nov. 30, 1433, the Compactata were confirmed by Emperor Sigismund in July 1436. They allowed the distribution of Communion in both kinds to the laity in Bohemia and Moravia. They also recognized the freedom to preach the Hussite creed and, for all intents and purposes, granted the clergy the right to own land and administer church property. The Taborites were not satisfied with the Compactata and rejected them. The Compactata were revoked by Pope Pius II in 1462.

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It was the group that remained influential politically throughout the years and who defended the Compactata, a document agreed at the Council of Basel (1433) that allowed the practice of four doctrinal points upheld by the Czechs, among them the communion in both kinds.