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  • adj. That consecrates
  • adj. Of or pertaining to consecration

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the act of consecration; dedicatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making sacred; consecrating; of the nature of consecration.


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  • Instead, the regnant spirit of the New Acropolis Museum's opening turned out to be a departed diva of the silver screen, Melina Mercouri, the actress-turned-politician whose name was repeatedly invoked at the ceremony, and over whose grave in Athens's First Cemetery prayers were said as part of the consecratory observances.

    Grading the New Acropolis

  • According to the traditional order of the liturgy the consecratory prayer anaphora leads to the communion of the faithful.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Something of the Roman chant about it, consecratory almost, as if we're to be impressed by its mere mention.


  • We may in fact go a step farther and assert, that the words of Institution constitute the only and wholly adequate form of the Eucharist and that, consequently, the words of the Epiklesis possess no inherent consecratory value.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Institution taken from the narrative of the Last Supper possesses no intrinsic consecratory force, would be well founded, did the priest of the Latin Church merely intend by means of them to narrate some historical event rather than pronounce them with the practical purpose of effecting the conversion, or if he pronounced them in his own name and person instead of the Person of Christ, whose minister and instrumental cause he is.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Though this opinion cannot be condemned as erroneous in faith, since it allows to the words of Institution their essential, though partial, consecratory value, appears nevertheless to be intrinsically repugnant.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • The Roman Ordines, the Stowe Missal which represents Irish usage at an early date, and a chorus of liturgical writers from the eighth century onwards attest that wherever Roman influence prevailed the Pax invariably followed the great consecratory prayer and the Pater. lt is easy to understand that the usage which placed the kiss of peace before the Offertory

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • But the great consecratory prayer of the Canon, with the words of Institution, are entirely omitted.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • However, even as it is, some of the most beautiful chants in the Church's Liturgy are confided to the deacon, noteably, the proeconium paschale, better known as the Exultet, the consecratory prayer by which the paschal candle is blessed on Holy

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • "Pontificale Romanum" supplies a solemn form of episcopal blessing for a cross, under the title, Benedictio novæ Crucis, which, besides containing several prayers of considerable length, includes a consecratory preface and is accompanied with the use of incense.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery


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