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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Consecration
For example, a church building or an altar may be consecrated to the purpose of religious worship, or a chalice may be consecrated to the purpose of containing the eucharistic elements (bread or wine).
In the west, the consecration is understood to be the Words of Institution by which a priest is said to act "in the person of Christ" (in persona Christi) as "another Christ" (alter Christus).
Consecration, in general, is an act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Consecration   (1074 words)

Hence the Roman Pontifical treats of the consecration of a bishop and of the blessing of an abbot, of the blessing of a corner-stone and the consecration of a church or altar.
The consecrator is vested in full pontificals of the colour of the Mass of the day; the assistant bishops, in amice, stole, and cope of the same colour, and a white linen or damask mitre; the bishop-elect in amice, alb, cincture, white stole crossed on the breast, and cope and biretta.
The consecrator then blesses the mitre and places it on the head of the bishop, referring to its mystical signification and a helmet of protection and salvation, that the wearer of it may seem terrible to the opponents of truth and be their sturdy adversary.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04276a.htm   (6766 words)

 Consecration of a Virgin - Catholic Youth Networking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Consecration of a Virgin is one of the oldest sacramentals in the Church, and one of the fruits of Vatican II was the restoration of this profound blessing on virgins living in the world.
The consecrated virgin shares intimately in the nature and mission of the Church--she is a living image of the Church's love for her Spouse while sharing in His redemptive mission.
She must be admitted to this Consecration by her local Bishop; it is he who determines the conditions under which the candidate is to undertake a life of perpetual virginity lived in the world.
catholicyouth.freeservers.com /vocations/single/virgin.htm   (495 words)

 Consecration of Colours - Royal Military College of Canada
One such event was the consecration of new colours (flags) for the College, on Saturday 29th September 2001.
As such, the consecration of new colours is a very important event in a unit's history.
The original regulation in the Canadian Forces stated that the consecration of colours had to be carried out by a revered religious figure.
www.rmc.ca /military/chaplains/colr/index_e.htm   (262 words)

 HTC: The Newly Restored Cathedral Church in San Francisco and Its Consecration
On the eve of the consecration, in accordance with the church typikon, Vigil was celebrated in the center of the temple: no light was lit in the altar.
At its consecration the altar was washed with fine towels that were sent to his Grace by the schoolgirls of the Kenai [AK] school.
On November 21 in the newly consecrated temple subdeacon Theodore Pashkovsky was ordained a deacon, and on November 23 a priest.
www.holy-trinity.org /history/1897/12.15.Am.Orth.Messenger.html   (808 words)

 Consecration and Sanctification - How to Do Your Part!
A technical definition of consecration means that you are to set yourself apart from evil, turn to the Lord, and be prepared to be used by God.
But consecration in the Old Testament was for cleansing the outside of vessels too.
Be in consecration for several days or just a few weeks and then take steps to draw near to God.
www.tasteheavennow.net /how_to_repent/role_of_consecration.htm   (903 words)

 The Rite of Consecration
The consecration of a bishop is comprised of three separate rites: the rite of election, of confession and the actual consecration.
Election: Before the Vigil on the eve of the consecration, the hierarchs who are to perform the rite take their places at a table in the middle of the church.
Consecration: After the Small Entrance (which represents the coming to earth of the Lord incarnate) and the singing of the Trisagion, the senior priest and protodeacon lead the bishop-elect through the south door onto the ambo to the Royal Doors where he is received by two hierarchs.
www.roca.org /OA/115-116/115q.htm   (497 words)

 Fátima - 1984 Consecration
I responded "NO," for the same reason, it was not made in union with all the bishops of the world.
They should refer to all the articles in the special issue on the Collegial Consecration in the Fátima Family Apostolate's "Fátima Family Messenger" (Oct.-Nov.-Dec. 1989).
In the letter the Pope sent to the world's bishops, the Holy Father clarified that it was to renew both the consecration of the world (1942) and Russia (1952).
www.ewtn.com /expert/answers/Fatima1984.htm   (657 words)

 Perfect Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Consecration to Mary is primarily an internal dedication of the soul based on true, interior devotion.
Total Consecration, which itself is the perfection of devotion to Mary, consists in offering everything you have, body and soul, interiorly and exteriorly, spiritual and temporal to Mary and Her service, as a slave to his Queen.
Unlimited consecration consists in making this same offering in an unlimited manner, that is, by explicitly excluding any limit to which one would offer himself and his life to Her, as a piece of property to Her who is proprietress.
www.franciscan-archive.org /bvm/pfconsec.html   (1095 words)

 Mary Page FAQ #23
This consecration was made by John Paul II on March 24, 1984, in union with the bishops of the world, and considered by Lucia as both sufficient and efficacious.
This is what we call his subjective consecration in response to the objective consecration of his being which occurred in his humanity at the moment of the Incarnation.
Consecrations to Mary where one pledges to perform all actions "through Mary, in Mary, and for Mary" are in fact a pledge to perform them more perfectly through Jesus Christ, with him, in, and for him.
www.udayton.edu /mary/questions/faq/faq23.html   (856 words)

 U.S. Virgins Consecrated in 2003
My journey to this Consecration as been a very long one, but I really believe this is what I was originally called to, long, ago, when I was about eight years old.
Magalis Aguilera, consecrated virgin of that same Archdiocese, and Judith Stegman, consecrated virgin of the Diocese of Lansing (Michigan), joyfully accompanied her to the altar.
Valerie Means, consecrated virgin of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Susan Ahern, consecrated virgin of the Diocese of Dallas, made their way at great personal sacrifice to be with MaryAnn and to accompany her to the altar.
www.consecratedvirgins.org /cv/cv_us03.html   (798 words)

 Pope John Paul II and the Collegial Consecration of 1984
Thus this consecration had not fulfilled the conditions of collegiality asked for by Mary at Fatima, that is that the Pope in union with the bishops of the world should consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.
Again it is clear that at present the "whole Church" is far from acknowledging Mary's role and seeing the 1984 act of consecration as a triumph of her Immaculate Heart, and this too is probably a factor in limiting the effectiveness of the consecration.
Similarly Paul VI could have made the collegial consecration during the Second Vatican Council, when he was in the presence of the world's bishops, but he too chose not to or felt unable to take this step.
www.theotokos.org.uk /pages/fatima/consecra.html   (2390 words)

 The Consecration and Transubtantiation
The consecration refers to the words of our Lord when He instituted the Blessed Sacrament the night before He died.
I have also noticed that some priests are not genuflecting after they speak the words of consecration over the bread and, then, over the wine.
When priests choose to alter the words and actions of the mass, particularly at the consecration, they distort the meaning of the mass in the eyes of the faithful.
www.miraclerosarymission.org /mi94oct.htm   (768 words)

 Gregorian Bivolaru - On Consecration
Through consecration, the two lovers can attain really blissful states, but the one who forgets to consecrate does not centre himself in God, and does not help you do that (in case you have intended to).
This state confirms that this consecration is successful, and then we know that the action we are going to perform, is inspired by God, is sustained by Him, belongs entirely to Him, we being only an instrument through which GodÂ’s power is manifesting.
There were even some persons who, after having consecrated for the first time, told me that although their continence was quite weak, after they consecrated the fruits of their amorous fusion to God or to a certain Cosmic Power, they noticed that their control improved very much.
www.sivasakti.com /grieg/on-consecration.html   (4693 words)

 CNN.com - Episcopal Church consecrates openly gay bishop - Nov. 3, 2003
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that the Rev. Gene Robinson's consecration as bishop was met with celebration and controversy.
Robinson's consecration was preceded by testimonials by diocesan members and other lay and religious leaders.
While he initially appeared to be holding back his tears, toward the end of his consecration Robinson, wearing his golden miter and matching gown looked up toward the public and joined the choir singing "Hallelujah" as the procession of clergymen who took part in the ceremony was leaving the stage.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Northeast/11/02/bishop.consecration/index.html   (911 words)

 SUMMA THEOLOGICA: Is the eucharistic consecration instantaneous?
Secondly, because if the substantial form of the bread were to remain, it would remain either in matter, or separated from matter.
Therefore the form of the bread is changed into the form of Christ's body, according as the latter gives corporeal being, but not according as it bestows animated being.
Some of the operations of bread follow it by reason of the accidents, such as to affect the senses, and such operations are found in the species of the bread after the consecration on account of the accidents which remain.
www.newadvent.org /summa/407506.htm   (603 words)

There are degrees of consecration, and even entire consecration is progressive--for new interests, cares, burdens, capacities and opportunities arise and await disposal as Christ is revealed in new relations, making new demands, offering new privileges.
Consecration is not absolutely perfect (that is complete), until the fulness of our Lord is perceived and received, and the fulness of life is devoted to Him.
The consecration must be as broad as one's perceptions covering the fulness of Christ and the fulness of man.
www.auburn.edu /~allenkc/fbf/consecra.html   (228 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Act of Consecration of the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Act of Consecration of the world by Pope John Paul II to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 16, 1983, at the end of the Synod of Bishops.
Embrace, with the love of the Mother and Handmaid, this human world of ours, which we entrust and consecrate to you, for we are full of disquiet for the earthly and eternal destiny of individuals and peoples.
By reason of that consecration the disciples of all ages are called to spend themselves for the salvation of the world, and to supplement Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is the Church (cf.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=630   (1020 words)

However, that this transformation — through Mary’s help — be accomplished in a notable degree, there must be an awareness of her role in our sanctification, a confidence in her maternal concern and in her power under God, a surrender of oneself into her hands, and a fervent, frequent and confident seeking of her aid.
If consecration to Mary “tends essentially to union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary,” as Pope Pius XII pointed out, we must remember that any gradual transformation into Christ requires a gradual loving acceptance of a greater share in His redeeming Cross.
Consecration to Mary, then, requires a childlike simplicity and confidence, letting her lead one by the hand, trusting — regardless of what lies ahead — that she knows better than we what contributes most to God’s glory, our sanctification and the salvation of souls.
www.rosary-center.org /consecrt.htm   (1804 words)

 Fandal Retreat 5: Priestly Consecration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
To concelebrate the Eucharist is to exercise one's consecration in persona Christi.
Having been consecrated by the Sacrament of Holy Orders, we are to proclaim the Gospel and to preach.
We who preach must be reminded that we have been consecrated to this purpose whenever we ascend the pulpit.
www.op.org /domcentral/preach/fandal/ret15.htm   (1581 words)

 Consecration to the Father for 1999
Its a new state of being, dedicated to the being you are consecrating too.
And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.
Reconciliation is the sacrament of the year 1999, and the Father desires all his children to return to him When I first made it, I was so touched that I immediatly bought 100 of them and passed them out to friends, family and priests.
www.ihomm.org /conse.html   (676 words)

 The Magus, Book II: The Perfection and Key of the Cabala, or Ceremonial Magic: Of The Consecration Of All Magical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
For in the person consecrating, there is required firmness, constancy, and holiness of life; and that the consecrator himself shall, with a firm and undubitable faith, believe the virtue, Power, and effect thereof.
Then in the prayer by which the consecration is made it derives its virtue either from divine inspiration, or else by composing it from sundry places in the holy Scriptures, in the commemoration of some of the wonderful miracles of God, effects, promises, sacraments and sacramental things, of which we have abundance in holy writ.
Therefore in every consecration there is generally used a benediction and consecration of water, earth, oil, fire, and suffumigations, andc.
www.sacred-texts.com /grim/magus/ma235.htm   (316 words)

 Form of Consecration of a Church-yard or Cemetary Separately, Book of Common Prayer, Canada (1962)
FORM OF CONSECRATION OF Before the Consecration of a Church-yard or Cemetery takes place, the Bishop shall make certain that the ground is sufficiently enclosed and that reasonable provision has been made for its maintenance.
At the entrance of the ground or Church-yard to be consecrated, a Petition for its Consecration shall be presented to tile Bishop (as in the Form of Consecration of a Church).
The Sentence of Consecration according to the form below shall then be signed by the Bishop and read aloud (by himself or someone appointed by him), and the same shall be ordered to be recorded in the Registry of the Diocese.
www.prayerbook.ca /bcp/churchyard.html   (392 words)

 “The Law of Consecration”
Law of Consecration: The Lord’s way of having individuals consecrate their time, talents, and possessions to the building up of the kingdom and the service of His children.
Surpluses: Under the law, if the family had more than they really needed, any and all surpluses produced from the stewardship were to be turned over to the bishop for the bishop’s storehouse so that resources would be available when needed for those whose production did not meet their needs.
Although living the law of consecration is not now required, we do not have to wait until it is required to learn to live the law.
www.neumanninstitute.org /dc14.html   (1250 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
His message was released following 56-year-old Robinson's consecration by the U.S. Episcopal Church - a branch of the worldwide Anglican communion - at a sports arena in the small New Hampshire university town of Durham.
"It is clear that those who have consecrated Gene Robinson have acted in good faith on their understanding of what the constitution of the American church permits," Williams continued.
In Nigeria, the Anglican Church rejects the consecration, with Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon of Kaduna said Nigerian worshippers opposed active homosexuality in the priesthood.
www.islam-online.net /English/News/2003-11/03/article06.shtml   (868 words)

 wfn.org | [ENS] International reaction to consecration in New Hampshire mixed
Gene Robinson as bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of New Hampshire brought swift and varied reactions from Anglican leaders around the world-and dire warnings that the future of the Anglican Communion is in jeopardy.
He said, "This creates a split for the first time in a particular area and that's a tragedy but it's necessary if the truth is to be preserved." In New Zealand, Bishop Thomas Brown said that, while he was opposed to the consecration, the church should not dwell on its divisions.
Some express joy with consecration Other voices were delighted with the consecration.
www.wfn.org /2003/11/msg00048.html   (878 words)

 The Consecration of Jesus Chapel - 1620   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This service, a model for subsequent consecrations, was published some years after his death in booklet form entitled "The Form of Consecration of a Church or Chapel and a Place of Christian Burial.
Captain Smith spoke movingly of the times when, the river being impassable, his neighbours were "constrained to bury their dead in the open fields, or if they durst venture over, yet the dead body was followed with so little company as was no way seemly".
The consecration then took place At that time the burial ground was two to three thousand square yards in extent and was enclosed by a wooden rail.
www.hants.gov.uk /peartree/history2.html   (737 words)

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