American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act, process, or ceremony of consecrating.
- n. The state of being consecrated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of consecrating, or separating from a common to a sacred use; the act of devoting or dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God by certain rites or solemnities: as, the consecration of the priests among the Israelites; the consecration of the vessels used in the temple; the consecration of the elements in the eucharist; the consecration of a church.
- n. Specifically Eccles.: The act of conferring upon a priest the powers and authority of a bishop; the rite or ceremony of elevation to the episcopate. In the Roman Catholic, in the Greek and other Oriental churches, and in the Anglican Church, imposition of hands by a bishop for the purpose of making the candidate a bishop is held to be essential to consecration, and the rule is that at least three bishops shall unite in the act, as directed by the fourth canon of the first Council of Nicæa, a. d. 325.
- n. The act of giving the sacramental character to the eucharistic elements of bread and wine. According to the Roman Catholic and the Anglican Church the essential act of eucharistic consecration consists in the recital of the words of institution over the elements by a priest.
- n. The prayer used to consecrate the eucharistic elements. In its fullest form it consist of three parts: the institution; the oblation, called distinctively the great oblation; and the epiclesis or invocation.
- n. The act of placing a particle of the consecrated bread or host in the chalice; the commixture (which see).
- n. Devotion or dedication from deep feeling, especially from a religious motive: as, the consecration of one's self to the service of God, or of one's energies to the search for truth.
- n. In Roman history, the ceremony of the apotheosis of an emperor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.
- n. a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
- n. (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
- From Latin cōnsecrātiō (Wiktionary)
“This is what the term consecration properly means.”
“May God bless you every day and give you soon the blessed assurance that your consecration is accepted and that your name is registered with the sanctified and pure of earth and the Redeemed and happy in heaven, is the humble and fervent prayer of your Devoted and Loving”
“Capitol Hill police barred them from entering the room to continue what they called a consecration service.”
“The first Sunday in every month we have what we call our consecration meeting.”
“That which makes men capable of consecration is not a disorder of the mind and body.”
“So the letter had been delivered and the sacrifice was accomplished: a deathlike sweat broke out upon his forehead, and as he raised his hands in consecration his secret prayer was that the offering of his own flesh and blood might be accepted.”
“The consecration is the corporate act of the whole Church.”
“As a new solemnity, the feast of consecration is to prepare for the passover; so the passover itself is to have different sacrifices from those of the Mosaic law.”
“In the future, there may be opportunities to have many variations of the one family of the Roman Rite (cf. the liturgies of the different Religious Orders), as there had been throughout the long history of the Latin Church, but it would be necessary that the Ordinary Form of the Roman rite should rediscover the classical sources of Roman liturgy as such -- for example, practically, the use of the Roman Canon has to be strengthened in the newer form and, further, adopting into it the words of consecration from the Extraordinary Form in order to show the unity between the two forms.”
“This constitutes a special consecration, which is deeply rooted in that of baptism and expresses it more fully.”
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