What does Consecration mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַמִּלֻּאִ֑ים setting 2
מִלֻּאִ֖ים setting 1
הַמִּלֻּאִים֙ setting 1
הַמִּלֻּאִ֔ים setting 1
הַמִּלֻּאִ֖ים setting 1
הַמִּלֻּאִ֛ים setting 1
מִלֻּאִ֥ים setting 1
הַמִּלֻּאִ֗ים setting 1
מִלֻּאֵיכֶ֑ם setting 1
נֵ֠זֶר consecration 1
קָֽדָשִׁ֗ים apartness 1

Definitions Related to Consecration

H4394


   1 setting, installation.
      1a setting, stones for setting.
      1b installation (of priests).
      

H6944


   1 apartness, holiness, sacredness, separateness.
      1a apartness, sacredness, holiness.
         1a1 of God.
         1a2 of places.
         1a3 of things.
      1b set-apartness, separateness.
      

H5145


   1 Consecration, crown, separation, Nazariteship.
      1a crown (as sign of Consecration), earring.
         1a1 stones of a crown, diadem, stones of charming.
      1b woman’s hair.
      1c Consecration.
         1c1 of high priest.
         1c2 of Nazarite.
         

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Dictionary

Webster's Dictionary - Consecration
(n.) The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Consecration
refers to persons or things being separated to or belonging to God. They are holy or sacred. They are set apart for the service of God. The Hebrew kadosh and Greek hagiazo are translated by several different English words: holy, consecrate, hallow, sanctify, dedicate. See holy .
Old Testament God is said to be kadosh or “holy.” The Hebrew word originally meant “to be separate.” The holy One of Israel is separate because He is God. “I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your midst” ( Hosea 11:9 ). Hosea pointed to both the otherness or separateness of God and His nearness. The holiness of God came to mean all that God is. With the prophets God's holiness was understood to include justice, righteousness, and many ethical concerns. “God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness” (Isaiah 5:16 ). When persons or things were “consecrated,” they were separated to or belonged to God. “Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy” (Leviticus 19:2 ). “Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation” (Exodus 19:6 ). When persons were “consecrated,” they were set apart to live according to God's demands and in His service.
New Testament This ethical understanding of God's holiness is found throughout the New Testament. In Matthew 23:16-24Jesus criticized the scribes and Pharisees on the basis of their neglect of justice, mercy, and faith. He said it is “the altar that sanctifieth the gift” (Matthew 23:19 ). The cause to which persons give themselves determines the nature of the sacrifice. When the cause is God's, the gift is consecrated. Jesus' mission was to sanctify persons. Paul said that Christians are called to be “saints,” and their sanctification comes through Christ.
In the Old Testament the ordination of persons to the service of God is indicated by the phrase “to fill the hand.” This phrase is usually translated “consecrate” or “ordain.”
Numbers 6:1-21 sets forth the vow of the Nazirite. Nazar from which Nazirite is derived, means “to separate” and is translated “consecrate” in Numbers 6:7 , Numbers 6:9 , Numbers 6:12 .
H. Page Lee
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Consecration, Prayer of
That portion of the Communion officebeginning with the words, "All glory be to Thee, Almighty God,"etc., and by which the Bread and the Wine become the Body and theBlood of Christ. This is the most solemn act of the whole serviceand comprises (1) the words of Institution, (2) the Oblation and(3) the Invocation, followed by the Intercessions.
The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia - Consecration of Church Buildings
The service provided in thePrayer Book whereby a church building erected and paid for isseparated, by the administration of the Bishop from all unhallowed,ordinary and common uses and dedicated to God's service, for readingHis Holy Word, for celebrating His Holy Sacraments, for offering toHis glorious Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, forblessing His people in His Name, and for all other holy offices. Thebuilding thus set apart becomes God's House and not man's, and assuch calls for acts of reverence on man's part as he enters it tomeet God where He has thus caused His Name to dwell there.
Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection - Consecration
Travelers have said that they have discovered gardens of Solomon, which were of old enclosed as private places wherein the king walked in solitude; and they have also found wells of a most deliciously cold water, dexterously covered, so that no person unacquainted with the stone in the wall, which either revolved or slid away with a touch, could have found the entrance to the spring. At the foot of some lofty range of mountains a reservoir received the cooling streams which flowed from melted snows; this reservoir was carefully guarded and shut out from all common entrance, in order that the king alone might enter there, and might refresh himself' during the scorching heats. Such is the Christian's heart. It is a spring shut up, a fountain sealed, a garden reserved for Jesus only. O come, Great King, and enjoy thy possessions!
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Consecration
A rite or ceremony of dedicating things or persons to the service of God. It is used for the benediction of the elements at the Eucharist: the ordination of bishops is also called consecration. The Mosaical law ordained that all the first-born, both of man and beast, should be sanctified or consecrated to God. We find also, that Joshua consecrated the Gibeonites, as David and Solomon did the Nethinims, to the service of the temple; and that the Hebrews sometimes consecrated their fields and cattle to the Lord, after which they were no longer in their power. Among the ancient Christians, the consecration of churches was performed with a great deal of pious solemnity. In what manner it was done for the first three ages is uncertain, the authentic accounts reaching no higher than the fourth century, when, in the peaceable reign of Constantine, churches were every where built and dedicated with great solemnity.
The Romanists have a great deal of foppery in the ceremonies of consecration, which they bestow on almost every thing; as bells, candles, books, water, oil, ashes, palms, swords, banners, pictures, crosses, agnus deis, roses, &c. In England, churches have been always consecrated with particular ceremonies, the form of which was left to the discretion of the bishop. That observed by Abp. Laud, in consecrating Saint Catherine Cree church in London, gave great offence, and well it might. It was enough, as one observes, to have made even a popish cardinal blush, and which no Protestant can read but with indignant concern. "The bishop, came attended with several of the high commission, and some civilians. At his approach to the west door of the church, which was shut, and guarded by halberdeers, some that were appointed for that purpose cried with a loud voice
Open, open, ye everlasting doors, that the King of Glory may come in! Presently the doors were opened, and the bishop, with some doctors and principal men entered. As soon as they were within the place, his lordship fell down upon his knees; and, with his eyes lifted up, and his arms spread abroad, said, This place is holy; the ground is holy: in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, I pronounce it holy. Then, walking up the middle aisle towards the chancel, he took up some of the dust, and threw it into the air several times. When he approached near the rail of the communion table, he bowed towards it five or six times; and, returning, went round the church, with his attendants in procession; saying first the hundredth and then the nineteenth Psalm, as prescribed in the Roman Pontifical. He then read several collects, in one of which he prays God to accept of that beautiful building, and concludes thus: We consecrate this church, and separate it unto thee as Holy Ground, not to be profaned any more to common use. In another he prays
That ALL who should hereafter be buried within the circuit of this holy and sacred place, may rest in their sepulchres in peace, till Christ's coming to judgment, and may then rise to eternal life and happiness. Then the bishop, sitting under a cloth of state in the aisle of the chancel, near the communion table, took a written book in his hand, and pronounced curses upon those who should hereafter profane that holy place by musters of soldiers, or keeping profane law courts, or carrying burdens through it; and at the end of every curse he bowed to the east, and said, Let all the people say, Amen. When the curses were ended, which were about twenty, he pronounced a like number of blessings upon ALL that had any hand in framing and building that sacred and beautiful church; and on those that had given, or should hereafter give, any chalices, plate, ornaments, or other utensils; and, at the end of every blessing, he bowed to the east, and said, Let all the people say, Amen. After this came the sermon, then the sacrament, which the bishop consecrated and administered in the following manner:
As he approached the altar, he made five or six low bows; and coming up to the side of it, where the bread and wine were covered, he bowed seven times. Then, after reading many prayers, he came near the bread, and, gently lifting up the corner of the napkin, beheld it; and immediately letting fall the napkin, he retreated hastily a step or two, and made three low obeisances: his lordship then advanced, and, having uncovered the bread, bowed three times as before. Then he laid his hand on the cup, which was full of wine, with a cover upon it; which having let go, he stepped back, and bowed three times towards it; then he came near again, and lifting up the cover of the cup, looked in it; and seeing the wine, let fall the cover again, retired back, and bowed as before. Then the elements were consecrated; and the bishop, having first received, gave it to some principal men in their surplices, hoods, and tippets; after which, many prayers being said, the solemnity of the consecration ended."
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Consecration
CONSECRATION . See Clean and Unclean, Nazirite.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Consecration
The devoting or setting apart of anything to the worship or service of God. The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Exodus 13:2,12,15 ; Numbers 3:12 ). The Hebrews devoted their fields and cattle, and sometimes the spoils of war, to the Lord (Leviticus 27:28,29 ). According to the Mosaic law the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God. In the New Testament, Christians are regarded as consecrated to the Lord (1 Peter 2:9 ).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Altars, Consecration of
(Latin: consecrare, to make sacred)
Mass may be celebrated only on a consecrated fixed or portable altar. A fixed altar, a permanent structure of stone, must be consecrated by the bishop of the diocese, or by another bishop with his consent. Fixed altars are consecrated in consecrated churches, or in those which, though only solemnly blessed, will later be consecrated. The ceremony consists in placing in the stone-covered cavity in the center of the altar-table, near the front edge, relics of two canonized martyrs and three grains of incense, anointing the altar with holy oils, incensing it, burning incense upon it, and celebrating Mass upon it. When a number of portable altar-stones are consecrated, Mass is said on one of them.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Consecration
This principally refers to the consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priestly office, which is given in detail in Exodus 29 , and Leviticus 8 . They were washed, clothed, and anointed with oil. One bullock was offered for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering; another ram was offered, and this ram is called 'the ram of consecration:' its blood was put upon the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the great toe of the right foot. Aaron and his sons were sprinkled with blood and anointed with oil. Parts of the ram were placed in the hands of Aaron and his sons, these were waved before the Lord, and then burnt on the altar upon the burnt offering. The breast of the ram was also waved before the Lord and was for Moses. Aaron and his sons ate of the flesh and other consecrations at the door of the Tabernacle.
The words mostly used for 'to consecrate' are mala yad, which signify 'to fill the hand' (as often rendered in the margin ), doubtless alluding to their taking portions of the ram into their hands and waving them before Jehovah. Their hands being filled with offerings was suited to their character as priests to God. All was typical of believers being cleansed by water, sprinkled with blood, and anointed with oil: entirely consecrated to God, and constituted a priestly company for worship in the holiest.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Consecrate, Consecration (2)
CONSECRATE, CONSECRATION.—In the Authorized Version of NT ‘consecrated’ occurs twice. In both places the reference is to the work of Christ, but to two different aspects of that work, neither of which is suggested by the rendering ‘consecrated.’ (1) In Hebrews 7:28 the word used is τετελειωμένον = Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘perfected.’ Our Lord, as ‘a Son perfected for evermore,’ is contrasted with human high priests ‘having infirmity.’ The connexion of thought, obscured in the Authorized Version, is with Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 5:9 etc. The perfection of Him who ‘abideth for ever,’ and whose priesthood is inviolable, is the result of the human experience of the Divine Son. By His life in the flesh, His lowly obedience, and His sufferings, He has gained that abiding sympathy with men which fits Him to be ‘the author of eternal salvation.’ (2) In Hebrews 10:20 the word used is ἐνεκαίνισεν = Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘dedicated,’ lit. ‘made new.’ Jesus ‘dedicated for us a new and living way’ into the Holy Place. The thought is that by means of His own blood our High Priest passed into the Divine presence, inaugurating a way for us. Because He passed through our human life, and out of it by the rending of ‘the veil, that is to say, his flesh,’ He is not only our representative, but also our forerunner; in full assurance of faith we also may draw near and follow Him into that heavenly sanctuary.
In the (Revised Version margin) ‘consecrate’ is found three times, viz., John 10:36; John 17:17; John 17:19. ἁγιάζειν, of which ‘consecrate’ is an alternative rendering, is usually translated ‘sanctify.’ The exception in the Authorized and Revised Versions is the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9 = Luke 11:2)—‘Hallowed be thy name.’ Here the Rheims version has ‘sanctified be thy name’; on the other hand, Wyclif has ‘halowe,’ ‘halowid’ in John 10:36; John 17:17; John 17:19.
The distinction between ‘consecrate’ and ‘sanctify’ turns rather upon usage than upon etymology. Both words mean ‘to make holy.’ But a person or a thing may be made holy in two different ways: (1) By solemn setting apart for holy uses, as when in the LXX Septuagint ἁγιάζειν designates the consecration of a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5, cf. Sirach 45:4; Sirach 49:7); (2) by imparting fitness for holy uses, as when St. Paul speaks (Romans 15:16, cf. 1 Thessalonians 5:23) of his offering as ‘made acceptable’ because it has been ‘sanctified by the Holy Spirit.’ On these lines it now seems possible and desirable to distinguish the two English words which mean ‘to make holy.’ Ideally, consecration implies sanctification. But in modern English ‘consecrate’ suggests the thought of setting apart for holy uses, whilst ‘sanctify’ has come rather to imply making fit for holy uses.
The rendering ‘consecrated’ better suits the context of John 10:36 ‘Say ye of him, whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am Son of God?’ Jeremiah 1:8 supplies a suggestive OT analogy, for the word of the Lord reminds the young prophet that, in the Divine counsel, he was set apart for holy uses before his birth. The thought would be more appropriately presented by ‘consecrated’ than by Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘sanctified’ (LXX Septuagint ἠγίακα). Similarly, as our Lord declares in His argument with the Jews (John 10:36), the Father consecrated His Son to His redemptive mission before sending Him forth to His work. More is implied in this statement than that the Father ‘chose’ or ‘set apart’ His Son. All things were given into His hand (John 3:35), and amongst the all things were ‘life in himself’ (John 5:26), fulness of grace and truth (John 1:14), and the Spirit ‘without measure’ (John 3:34). ‘The fact belongs to the eternal order. The term expresses the Divine destination of the Lord for His work. This destination carries with it the further thought of the perfect endowment of the Incarnate Son’ (Westcott, Com. in loc.). It is only in this sense of complete equipment that the Divine Son was made fit for His sacred mission; the Holy One had no need of sanctification ‘in a way of qualification,’ as the Puritan divines used the word, when they meant inward cleansing from sin and the Holy Spirit’s bestowal of purity of heart.
Our Lord’s words, ‘I consecrate myself’ (John 17:19), are best understood in the light of His earlier saying that ‘the Father consecrated’ Him (John 10:36). The two statements are complementary. His consecration of Himself was the proof of His perfect acquiescence in the Father’s purpose concerning Himself, His disciples, and the world. The secret of His inner life was continually revealed ‘in loveliness of perfect deeds’ which constrained men to acknowledge the truth of His words, ‘I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me’ (John 5:30); the law that ruled His every word and work He was soon to fulfil to the uttermost; His readiness to drink the cup which the Father was about to put into His hands was involved in His calm word, ‘I consecrate myself’; its utterance in this solemn hour affords a glimpse of the spirit of absolute devotion to His Father’s will in which Jesus is finishing His work and consummating in death the self-sacrifice of His life. And as for the sake of His disciples Jesus consecrates Himself, He prays for them, knowing that the future of His kingdom depends on their having the same spirit of complete consecration to the Divine will.
Commentators who follow Chrysostom in regarding ἀγιάζω as practically equivalent to τροσφἑρω σοὶ θυσιαν (cf. Euth. Zig. ἑγὼ ἐκουσίως θυσιάζω ἑμαυτόν), and as connotiog the idea of expiatory sacrifice, support their interpretation by references to OT passages in which ἁγιάζειν (= הקְרִּישׁ) is a sacred word for sacrifices, as, .g., Exodus 13:2, Deuteronomy 15:19 ff., 2 Samuel 8:11 (cf. Meyer, loc.). They are obliged to give the word ἁγιάζειν two different meanings in the same sentence, as does the (Revised Version margin): ‘And for their sakes I consecrate myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.’ But it is not from the word ἁγιάζειν, that the nature of Christ’s death is to be learnt; that which differentiates the consecration of Christ from the consecration of His disciples is brought out rather by the other words in this pregnant saying. The consecration of Jesus is His own act, but He does not pray that apart from Him the disciples may follow His example and consecrate themselves; His consecration is the pattern of theirs, therefore the same word is used of the Master and of His disciples; but without His consecration ‘for their sakes’ (ὑτὲρ αὑτῶν), their consecration would be impossible, therefore it is said of the Master alone that He consecrates Himself on behalf of others.
If ἀγιάζειν be uniformly rendered ‘consecrate’ in our Lord’s intercessory prayer, it will be seen that He twice expresses His yearning desire for the consecration of the men whom His Father had given Him out of the world: (1) John 17:17 ‘Consecrate them in the truth’; as Jesus sends forth His disciples on the same mission which brought Him into the world at His Father’s bidding, He asks that they also may be set apart for holy service, and may be divinely equipped for their task, even as He was, by the indwelling of the Father’s love (John 17:26). They possess the knowledge and the faith that the world lacks, for they have come to know and to believe that the Father sent the Son (John 17:8; John 17:25, cf. John 17:21; John 17:23). It is because Jesus desires intensely that the world may know and believe, that He so fervently prays for the consecration of the men whose faith and knowledge qualify them to speak in the world the word which He has given them. (2) John 17:19 ‘And for their sakes I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.’ Reasons for departing from the rendering of the Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 and the (Revised Version margin) have been given above. No doubt it is important to remember that men ‘having infirmity’ need by inward sanctifying to be made fit for the holy service to which they have been consecrated; but the emphatic words, ‘they also’ (καὶ αὐτοί), suggest not a contrast, but a resemblance,—a consecration common to the Master and His disciples. It is a resemblance not in the letter, but in the spirit. Between their work as witnesses and His as Redeemer there was a contrast; but their lives might be ruled by the ‘inward thought’ (1 Peter 4:1 (Revised Version margin)) which constrained Him to suffer for their sakes. For the disciples of Jesus real consecration consists in having the mind which was in Him, who ‘humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross’ (Philippians 2:8). It should also be noted that the consecration spoken of in John 17:19 is, alike in the case of Jesus and of His disciples, ‘not a process but an act completed at once,—in His case, when gathering together in one view all His labours and sufferings, He presented them a living sacrifice to His Father; in theirs, when they are in like manner enabled to present themselves as living sacrifices in His one perfect sacrifice’ (W. F. Moulton, Com. in loc.). See, further, art. Sanctification.
J. G. Tasker.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Consecrate, Consecration
The word ‘consecrate’ occurs twice in the Authorized Version of Hebrews (Hebrews 7:28; Hebrews 10:20). In the first passage it is the translation of τετελειωμένον; in the second of ἐνεκαίνισεν. In neither case is the translation quite suitable.
1. Hebrews 7:28 : υἱὸν εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τετελειωμένον. Full consideration of τελειόω would encroach on the article Perfect (q.v. [1] ); but there are certain special points connected with this passage that may usefully be noted. τελειοῦν τὰς χεῖρας is frequently used in the Septuagint , but only in the Pentateuch (Exodus 29:9; Exodus 29:29; Exodus 29:33; Exodus 29:35 161839551150 Leviticus 8:33; Leviticus 16:32, Numbers 3:3), to translate the obscure Hebrew phrase millç’ yâd = ‘fill the hand,’ i.e. ‘consecrate’ (a priest). Elsewhere in the Pentateuch and Historical Books (once in Ezekiel [3]) parts of πληρόω, ἐμπίπλημι, πίπλημι are employed. τελείωσις is used alone (Exodus 29:22; Exodus 29:26-27; Exodus 29:31; Exodus 29:34, Leviticus 7:37; Leviticus 8:22; Leviticus 8:28-29; Leviticus 8:31; Leviticus 8:33) for the Heb. millû’îm (= ‘consecration’ [4]). In Leviticus 21:10 τετελειωμένος is used without the rest of the phrase = ‘consecrated,’ although many Manuscripts supply τᾶς χεῖρας αὐτοῦ. These last uses would at least point to the conclusion that τελειόω and τελείωσις tended to become semi-technical terms for the consecration of the priest, having originally been used to translate the verb in the Heb. phrase, which is quite obscure. Most probably its original sense is suggested in the corresponding Assyrian kâtû mullû = ‘hand over to one (or make one responsible for) a person or thing or office’ (cf. F. Delitzsch, Assyrian Handwörterbuch, 1896, p. 409b; ‘Rammanirari, whom Asur has endowed with a dominion incomparable’; and Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) iv. 71a).
It follows, then, that Hebrews 7:28 and the other passages where τελειόω occurs (see article Perfect) indicate that the writer is making use of a technical expression and, in harmony with his system of thought, hellenizing it (cf. Moffatt, Introd. to Literature of the New Testament (Moffatt)., 1911, p. 427). There can be little doubt that in Hebrews τελειόω is used in the Aristotelian sense of bringing to the τέλος or final end. Jesus, as High Priest, is ‘perfected’ for evermore, as distinct from the τελείωσις of the Aaronic priesthood. There can be no idea of a moral development in character. Jesus is ‘perfected [5] for evermore’ in the sense that He is endowed with an experience of human suffering in life and in death (Hebrews 4:15); so A. B. Davidson, Hebrews (Handbooks for Bible Classes), pp. 145f., 207f.; von Soden, Hebräerbrief3 (Handkommentar zum NT, Tübingen, 1899), p. 28 n. [6] ; but cf. A. B. Bruce, Hebrews, 1899, p. 283ff.; M. Dods, Expositor’s Greek Testament , ‘Hebrews,’ 1910, pp. 265, 319, who argue for the sense of moral perfecting.
2. Hebrews 10:20 : τὴν εἴσοδον … ἥν ἐνεκαίνισεν ἡμῖν ὁδὸν πρόσφατον καὶ ζῶσαν διὰ τοῦ καταπετάσματος. ἐγκαινίζω is used also in Hebrews 9:18. In Authorized Version of Hebrews 10:20 the word is ‘consecrated,’ and in Hebrews 9:18 ‘dedicated.’ In Revised Version in both cases ‘dedicated’ is used. In the Septuagint ἐγκαινίζω is used to translate two Heb. words, ḥânakh (‘initiate,’ ‘consecrate,’ Deuteronomy 20:5, 1 Kings 8:63) and hiddçsh (‘renew,’ ‘make anew,’ 1 Samuel 11:14, 2 Chronicles 15:8, Psalms 50:12). ἐγκαινίζω in Hebrews 10:20 might seem to combine both meanings, implying that some kind of way existed before (cf. Sirach 33:8 [7]). In Hebrews 9:18, also, the word means simply ‘inaugurate,’ unless the pre-existence of a covenant is supposed (cf. Hebrews 9:20; Hebrews 9:23) before the ceremony of Hebrews 9:19-21. That the sense of ‘renewal,’ however, is strongly emphasized is seen also in the use of πρόσφατον (‘fresh,’ ‘hitherto untrodden’). ζῶσαν implies ‘a way that really leads and carries all who enter it into the heavenly rest,’ as opposed to ‘a lifeless pavement trodden by the high priest, and by him alone’ (Delitzsch, Hebrews, Eng. translation , ii. [1] 171). It also implies a way that would never become old, worn, or obsolete; ἤν must be taken as referring to εἴσοδος. Jesus has, by bursting the veil of His flesh in death, ‘inaugurated’ a new entrance into the Presence of God (cf. Mark 15:38). The flesh of Jesus is regarded as symbolic of the ‘veil’ or ‘curtain’ which was removed as the sacrificial blood was carried into the Holy of Holies. ἐγκαινίζω ‘includes the motive of leading into life’ (von Soden, Hebräerbrief3, p. 64). Probably the literal idea of εἴσοδος (= ‘entrance to a house’) is also symbolically present (cf. Nehemiah 3:1 [9]). The ‘house’ in this case is the Church, the new Temple [cf. παῤῥησίαν) in Nehemiah 10:19, and its use in Nehemiah 3:6 and Nehemiah 4:16 is opposed to the attitude of the θεράπων (Nehemiah 3:5). The feast of ἐγκαίνια (John 10:22) was instituted by Judas Maccabaeus (164 b.c.) in memory of the cleansing of the Temple from the pollution of Antiochus Epiphanes (1 Maccabees 4:59).
Literature.-In addition to the references in the course of the article, see R. W. Dale, The Jewish Temple and the Christian Church, 1902, pp. 144ff.; 231ff.; F. Paget, The Spirit of Discipline, 1903, p. 191ff.; J.B. Mozley, University Sermons, 1900, p. 244ff.; articles s.v. in Dict. of Christ and the Gospels (Tasker), Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) (Hastings), and Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (Feltoe).
R. H. Strachan.
 
King James Dictionary - Consecration
CONSECRATION, n.
1. The act or ceremony of separating form a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God, by certain rites or solemnities. Consecration does not make a person or thing really holy, but declares it to be sacred, that is, devoted to God or to divine service as the consecration of the priests among the Israelites the consecration of the vessels used in the temple the consecration of a bishop. 2. Canonization the act of translating into heaven, and enrolling or numbering among the saints or gods the ceremony of the apotheosis of an emperor. 3. The benediction of the elements in the eucharist the act of setting apart and blessing the elements in the communion.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Consecration
a devoting or setting apart any thing to the worship or service of God. The Mosaical law ordained that all the first-born, both of man and beast, should be sanctified or consecrated to God. The whole race of Abraham was in a peculiar manner consecrated to his worship; and the tribe of Levi and family of Aaron were more immediately consecrated to the service of God, Exodus 13:2 ; Exodus 13:12 ; Leviticus 27:28-292 ; Numbers 3:12 ; 1 Peter 2:9 . Beside the consecrations ordained by the sovereign authority of God, there were others which depended on the will of men, and were either to continue for ever or for a time only. David and Solomon devoted the Nethinims to the service of the temple for ever, Ezra 8:20 ; Ezra 2:58 . Hannah, the mother of Samuel, offered her son to the Lord, to serve all his life-time in the tabernacle, 1 Samuel 1:11 ; Luke 1:15 . The Hebrews sometimes devoted their fields and cattle to the Lord, and the spoils taken in war, 1618395511_10 ; 1 Chronicles 18:11 . The New Testament furnishes us with instances of consecration. Christians in general are consecrated to the Lord, and are a holy race, a chosen people, 1 Peter 2:9 . Ministers of the Gospel are in a peculiar manner set apart for his service; and so are places of worship; the forms of dedication varying according to the views of different bodies of Christians; and by some a series of ceremonies has been introduced, savouring of superstition, or at best of Judaism.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Water of Consecration
A holy water used in the ceremony of the consecration of a church. It contains wine, salt, and ashes. It takes its name because its use was prescribed by Pope Gregory I.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Consecration
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Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Consecration
Consecration means setting apart people or things from the common affairs of life and dedicating them to God. In the religion of Old Testament Israel, these ‘set apart’ people or things were called ‘holy’, and the act of declaring, acknowledging or making them holy was called sanctification, consecration, or dedication (Exodus 13:2; Exodus 29:1; Exodus 29:27; Exodus 29:36). (For details of this basic meaning of consecration see HOLINESS; SANCTIFICATION.)
The idea of consecration is common also in the New Testament. Though the word itself is not always used, the meaning is consistent with that of the Old Testament. Priests and the sacrifices they offered were consecrated to God (Exodus 28:38; Exodus 28:40-41), and Jesus seems to have been referring to priestly service when he spoke of himself as being consecrated to God (John 17:19). He set himself apart to do his Father’s will, and this meant dying for sin (John 12:27; John 17:4). Being the believer’s great high priest, he offered himself as the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 10:11-14; see PRIEST).
Jesus’ priestly work not only brings forgiveness to believers, but it also sets them apart for God (John 17:19). This involves more than the salvation of believers; it involves the practical offering of themselves to God as living sacrifices (Acts 20:24; Romans 12:1).
Although selected people may be consecrated in the particular sense of being set apart for certain tasks (Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 1:15-16), all Christians should be consecrated in the sense of being fully devoted to God. Christ has bought them at the price of his blood and they belong to him. They are disciples of their Lord and servants of their Master, and their commitment to him must be total (Matthew 10:37-39; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 2 Corinthians 10:5; Colossians 3:23-24; see DISCIPLE; SERVANT).

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Consecration - Consecration, n. Consecration does not make a person or thing really holy, but declares it to be sacred, that is, devoted to God or to divine service as the Consecration of the priests among the Israelites the Consecration of the vessels used in the temple the Consecration of a bishop
Sacration - ) Consecration
Nag's Head Story - A false historical legend purporting to describe the Consecration of Matthew Parker, Elizabeth's Anglican archbishop, from whom all the Anglican clergymen derive their orders. The facts of his Consecration were so obscured in mystery especially to the Catholic party, that they, in all good faith, gave credence to the tale and honestly endeavored to maintain it. According to the report, Matthew Parker and others, who were unable to obtain Consecration from any Catholic bishop, while at the Nag's Head Tavern in Cheapside received Consecration from Scory, the deprived Bishop of Chichester. Matthew Parker was actually consecrated in the private chapel of Lambeth, 1559, but his Consecration was invalid because of the dogmatical and liturgical defects in the Ordinal used
Reconsecration - ) Renewed Consecration
Misconsecration - ) Wrong Consecration
Consecration - Consecration
Disconsecrate - ) To deprive of Consecration or sacredness
Consecratory - ) Of or pertaining to the act of Consecration; dedicatory
Disanoint - ) To invalidate the Consecration of; as, to disanoint a king
Gilalai - Musician at the Consecration of the wall of Jerusalem
Dedication - Often used as interchangeable with Consecration. The dedication of a church is spoken; of as its Consecration
Angel, Thy Holy - Name applied to Our Lord in the Mass, in the third prayer after the Consecration
Thy Holy Angel - Name applied to Our Lord in the Mass, in the third prayer after the Consecration
Dedication - Under Christianity dedication is only applied to a church, and is properly the Consecration thereof. ...
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Gil'Ala-i - (weighty ), one of the priests' sons at the Consecration of the wall of Jerusalem
Episcopize - ) To make a bishop of by Consecration
Antecommunion - ) A name given to that part of the Anglican liturgy for the communion, which precedes the Consecration of the elements
Church-Yard - If a church-yard which has been thus consecrated shall afterwards be polluted by any indecent notion, or profaned by the burial of an infidel, an heretic, an excommunicated or unbaptized person, it must be reconciled; and the ceremony of the reconciliation is performed with the same solemnity as that of the Consecration! ...
See Consecration
Ordination - In Christianity it is the ceremony of Consecration to ministry
Bishop, Election of - These, together with the approbation of his testimonialsby the House of Deputies in General Convention and its consent tohis Consecration are then presented to the House of Bishops. If theHouse of Bishops consent to his Consecration, the Presiding Bishopnotifies the Bishop-elect of such consent. If the Bishop-electaccepts, the Presiding Bishop then takes order for his Consecration,either by himself and two other Bishops, or by three Bishops whomhe may appoint for that purpose. If a majorityof the Standing Committees consent to the proposed Consecration,the Presiding Bishop is notified of the fact, and the same iscommunicated to all the Bishops of this church in the United States(except those whose resignations have been accepted), and if amajority of the Bishops consent to the Consecration, the PresidingBishop takes order for the Consecration of the Bishop-elect
Host, Sacred - (Latin: hostia, victim) ...
The bread after the Act of Consecration, when it has been changed into the Body of Christ, Victim of the Sacrifice
Sacred Host - (Latin: hostia, victim) ...
The bread after the Act of Consecration, when it has been changed into the Body of Christ, Victim of the Sacrifice
Canon of the Mass - The most solemn part of the Mass in which the Sacrificial Act proper takes place, the Consecration and change of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. It begins with an oblation and prayer for all the faithful, followed by commemorations of the living, and of the saints, a renewal of the oblation, the Consecration, a further offering of the consecrated species, a commemoration of the departed, recommendation of the priest and clergy, the little oblation, the Our Father, invocation to the Lamb of God, prayers before the Communion, and the consumption of the sacred species. The essential part, the Consecration, has always been the same from the time of the Apostles
Antidoron - (Greek anti, instead of; doron, a gift) ...
In the Greek Rite, remains of loaves from which portions have been cut for Consecration, distributed after Mass for consumption by the faithful
Flagon - A large pitcher-shapedvessel made of precious metal and used to hold the wine beforeits Consecration in the chalice. It is sometimes used in theconsecration
Water of Purification - Used in cases of ceremonial cleansings at the Consecration of the Levites (Numbers 8:7 )
Imposition of Hands - A perfectly natural gesture signifying the communication of some favor, blessing, power, or duty; mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with patriarchs blessing their children, the Consecration of priests, and sacrifice. In the Mass the priest holds his hands over the bread and wine just before the Consecration
Hands, Imposition of - A perfectly natural gesture signifying the communication of some favor, blessing, power, or duty; mentioned in the Old Testament in connection with patriarchs blessing their children, the Consecration of priests, and sacrifice. In the Mass the priest holds his hands over the bread and wine just before the Consecration
Encenia - ) A festival commemorative of the founding of a city or the Consecration of a church; also, the ceremonies (as at Oxford and Cambridge, England) commemorative of founders or benefactors
Species, Sacred - (Latin: species, appearance) ...
The bread and wine after the Consecration by which they are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ, retaining only the appearances of what they were formerly
Sacred Species - (Latin: species, appearance) ...
The bread and wine after the Consecration by which they are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ, retaining only the appearances of what they were formerly
Humble Access, Prayer of - The name given to the beautiful prayeroffered in great humility just before the Consecration in the HolyCommunion, beginning, "We do not presume," etc
Gregorian Water - A holy water used in the ceremony of the Consecration of a church
Water, Gregorian - A holy water used in the ceremony of the Consecration of a church
Water of Consecration - A holy water used in the ceremony of the Consecration of a church
Fraction - The name given to the manual act of breaking the Breadby the Priest during the Consecration in the Holy Communion,according to the rubric which directs, "And here to break theBread
Dedication - See Consecration
Impanation - a term used by divines to signify the opinion of the Lutherans with regard to the eucharist, who believe that the species of bread and wine remain together with the body of our Saviour after Consecration
Epiklesis - (Greek: invocation) ...
Prayer to the Holy Ghost said by the celebrant after the words of Consecration in the Mass, occurring in all the liturgies of the East and considered essential to the validity of the Eucharistic sacrifice ...
Razor - At their Consecration the Levites were shaved all over with a razor (Numbers 8:7 ; Compare Psalm 52:2 ; Ezekiel 5:1 )
Dedication - According to common usage, ‘dedication’ is another word for ‘consecration’. The two words refer to the act of setting apart people or things from the ordinary affairs of life and presenting them to God for his service (Exodus 13:2; Exodus 13:12; Exodus 29:1; Exodus 29:22; Numbers 7:10-11; 1 Samuel 1:11; 1 Samuel 1:24-28; 1 Kings 8:63; 1 Chronicles 26:26; Ezra 6:16-17; for details see Consecration)
Lucius i, Pope Saint - Soon after his Consecration he was exiled during the persecution of the Emperor Gallus
Basilius, Friend of Chrysostom - Basilius , the intimate friend of Chrysostom, with whom he resolved on the adoption of an ascetic life, and whose Consecration to the episcopate he secured by a strange deception
Antidoron - A name given by the Greeks to the consecrated bread; out of which the middle part, marked with the cross, wherein the Consecration resides, being taken away by the priest, the remainder is distributed after mass to the poor
Bell-Cot - It often holds the Sanctus bell rung at the Consecration
Host - (Latin: hostia, hostage, victim) ...
Title of Our Lord as Victim for our sins, familiar in the hymn sung at Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament, "O Salutaris Hostia," and used in the Mass at the oblation and immediately after the Consecration
Altar Bell - A small bell kept at the epistle side of the altar, rung during Mass at the Sanctus and at the elevation of the Sacred Species, as an invitation to those present to take part in the act of adoration at the Consecration
Chrism - (Greek: chrisma, an anointing) A mixture of olive-oil and balsam, blessed by a bishop on Holy Thursday and used in administering Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders, and in the Consecration of churches, altars, chalices, patens, and in the blessing of bells, and baptismal water
Anoint - , as a sacred rite, especially for Consecration
Mass - This ceremony is symbolically carried out by the priest and involves Consecration where the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus
Liber Diurnus - (daybook or diary) Formulary of the chancery at Rome, composed between 685-752, containing forms for the composition of important letters and documents, for expediting important business, for Consecration of pontiff and suburbicarian bishops, for granting privileges, etc
John Maguire - It consisted of the Mass with the Offertory, Consecration, and Communion omitted
Missa Venatoria - It consisted of the Mass with the Offertory, Consecration, and Communion omitted
Hunter's Mass - It consisted of the Mass with the Offertory, Consecration, and Communion omitted
Barley Harvest - At the beginning of the barley harvest, the first fruits were offered as a Consecration of the harvest (Leviticus 23:10 )
Tersanctus - ) An ancient ascription of praise (containing the word "Holy" - in its Latin form, "Sanctus" - thrice repeated), used in the Mass of the Roman Catholic Church and before the prayer of Consecration in the communion service of the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church
Veneration - ) The act of venerating, or the state of being venerated; the highest degree of respect and reverence; respect mingled with awe; a feeling or sentimental excited by the dignity, wisdom, or superiority of a person, by sacredness of character, by Consecration to sacred services, or by hallowed associations
Consecration - Consecration means setting apart people or things from the common affairs of life and dedicating them to God. In the religion of Old Testament Israel, these ‘set apart’ people or things were called ‘holy’, and the act of declaring, acknowledging or making them holy was called sanctification, Consecration, or dedication (Exodus 13:2; Exodus 29:1; Exodus 29:27; Exodus 29:36). (For details of this basic meaning of Consecration see HOLINESS; SANCTIFICATION. )...
The idea of Consecration is common also in the New Testament
Corporal - When the Altar breads are on theAltar, the lower right hand corner of the corporal is turned backover them, except during the oblation and Consecration
Numbers - The main points include: the Consecration of the Levites and the Kohanim, the Spies' trip to Canaan, Korah's mutiny, Balaam's attempt to curse the Israelites, and the Israelites’ war against Midian
Betroth - ) To nominate to a bishopric, in order to Consecration
Liturgical Use of Salt - It is put into ordinary holy water and Gregorian water (water of Consecration), and is also used in the ceremonies of Baptism, a small quantity being placed on the tongue of the person to be baptized, with the words: "Receive the salt of wisdom; may it be to thee a propitiation unto eternal life
Salt, Liturgical Use of - It is put into ordinary holy water and Gregorian water (water of Consecration), and is also used in the ceremonies of Baptism, a small quantity being placed on the tongue of the person to be baptized, with the words: "Receive the salt of wisdom; may it be to thee a propitiation unto eternal life
Oblation - The act of offering the memorial of the Body and Bloodof Christ in the Holy Eucharist, as is done in the second paragraphof the Prayer of Consecration, entitled "The Oblation. The Oblations are the Breadand Wine placed on the Altar at the Offertory preparatory to theirConsecration
Host, Elevation of the - The ceremony in the Mass according to the Roman Rite wherein, immediately after the Consecration of the Host, the celebrant raises It high enough to be seen and adored by the congregation. The most ancient mention of the Elevation is found in the synodal statutes of Eudes de Sully, Bishop of Paris (1196-1208), who introduced this practise, to protest against the erroneous opinion that the change of the bread into the Body of Christ was complete only after the Consecration of the chalice
Elevation of the Host - The ceremony in the Mass according to the Roman Rite wherein, immediately after the Consecration of the Host, the celebrant raises It high enough to be seen and adored by the congregation. The most ancient mention of the Elevation is found in the synodal statutes of Eudes de Sully, Bishop of Paris (1196-1208), who introduced this practise, to protest against the erroneous opinion that the change of the bread into the Body of Christ was complete only after the Consecration of the chalice
Consubstantiation - The divines of that profession maintain that, after Consecration, the body and blood of our Saviour are substantially present, together with the substance of the bread and wine, which is called consubstantiation, or impanation
Laying on of Hands - This "formed at an early period a part of the ceremony observed on the appointment and Consecration of persons to high and holy undertakings;" (and in the Christian Church was especially used in setting apart men to the ministry and to other holy offices
Real Presence - In the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist after the Consecration of the bread and wine, our Lord Jesus Christ, True God and True Man, is truly, really, substantially, and abidingly contained under the species of these sensible things, i
Mass of the Pre-Sanctified - The form of the Mass is gone through to a certain extent but the important words of Consecration are entirely omitted
Bamidbar - The main points include: the Consecration of the Levites and the Kohanim, the Spies' trip to Canaan, Korah's mutiny, Balaam's attempt to curse the Israelites, and the Israelites� war against Midian
Devotion - ) The act of devoting; Consecration
Oil of Catechumens - It is also used in the Consecration of churches, in the blessing of altars, in the ordination of priests, and in the coronation of Catholic monarchs
Dean of the Sacred College - This position belongs to the Bishop of Ostia because of his immemorial right to bear the pallium at the Consecration of a pope, to anoint the Roman Emperor, and to take first place after the pope at general councils
Catechumens, Oil of - It is also used in the Consecration of churches, in the blessing of altars, in the ordination of priests, and in the coronation of Catholic monarchs
Benedict ii, Saint, Pope - To shorten the time of vacancy at the death of a pope he obtained from the Emperor Constantine IV a decree abolishing the imperial confirmation of the pope-elect before Consecration
Amasa - 1 Chronicles 12:18 (c) This man may be taken as a type of the believer who in utter Consecration lays his all at the disposal of his Lord
Sacred College, Dean of the - This position belongs to the Bishop of Ostia because of his immemorial right to bear the pallium at the Consecration of a pope, to anoint the Roman Emperor, and to take first place after the pope at general councils
Consecrate, Consecration (2) - CONSECRATE, Consecration. ’ But a person or a thing may be made holy in two different ways: (1) By solemn setting apart for holy uses, as when in the LXX Septuagint ἁγιάζειν designates the Consecration of a prophet (Jeremiah 1:5, cf. ’ Ideally, Consecration implies sanctification. His Consecration of Himself was the proof of His perfect acquiescence in the Father’s purpose concerning Himself, His disciples, and the world. And as for the sake of His disciples Jesus consecrates Himself, He prays for them, knowing that the future of His kingdom depends on their having the same spirit of complete Consecration to the Divine will. ’ But it is not from the word ἁγιάζειν, that the nature of Christ’s death is to be learnt; that which differentiates the Consecration of Christ from the Consecration of His disciples is brought out rather by the other words in this pregnant saying. The Consecration of Jesus is His own act, but He does not pray that apart from Him the disciples may follow His example and consecrate themselves; His Consecration is the pattern of theirs, therefore the same word is used of the Master and of His disciples; but without His Consecration ‘for their sakes’ (ὑτὲρ αὑτῶν), their Consecration would be impossible, therefore it is said of the Master alone that He consecrates Himself on behalf of others. ...
If ἀγιάζειν be uniformly rendered ‘consecrate’ in our Lord’s intercessory prayer, it will be seen that He twice expresses His yearning desire for the Consecration of the men whom His Father had given Him out of the world: (1) John 17:17 ‘Consecrate them in the truth’; as Jesus sends forth His disciples on the same mission which brought Him into the world at His Father’s bidding, He asks that they also may be set apart for holy service, and may be divinely equipped for their task, even as He was, by the indwelling of the Father’s love (John 17:26). It is because Jesus desires intensely that the world may know and believe, that He so fervently prays for the Consecration of the men whose faith and knowledge qualify them to speak in the world the word which He has given them. No doubt it is important to remember that men ‘having infirmity’ need by inward sanctifying to be made fit for the holy service to which they have been consecrated; but the emphatic words, ‘they also’ (καὶ αὐτοί), suggest not a contrast, but a resemblance,—a Consecration common to the Master and His disciples. For the disciples of Jesus real Consecration consists in having the mind which was in Him, who ‘humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross’ (Philippians 2:8). It should also be noted that the Consecration spoken of in John 17:19 is, alike in the case of Jesus and of His disciples, ‘not a process but an act completed at once,—in His case, when gathering together in one view all His labours and sufferings, He presented them a living sacrifice to His Father; in theirs, when they are in like manner enabled to present themselves as living sacrifices in His one perfect sacrifice’ (W
Thumb - In the ritual of the Consecration of Aaron and his sons ( Exodus 29:20 , Leviticus 8:23-24 ) blood was sprinkled on ‘the tip of the right ear, upon the thumb of the right hand and the great toe of the right foot. The action seems to have symbolized the Consecration (or purification) of the whole man, the extremities only being touched, just as only the horns of the altar were sprinkled with the blood
Oblation - If other particles are to be consecrated, they should be placed on the corporal, or in a ciborium resting on the corporal, as for their valid Consecration the priest makes the intention of consecrating all that are so placed
Ordines Romani - , the rite of Baptism, the Consecration of a church, Extreme Unction, etc
Sanctification - ) The act of consecrating, or of setting apart for a sacred purpose; Consecration
Eucharistic Elements - The sensible matter of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, over which are pronounced the words of Consecration
Roman Regulations - , the rite of Baptism, the Consecration of a church, Extreme Unction, etc
Elements, Eucharistic - The sensible matter of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, over which are pronounced the words of Consecration
Ordination - To one made a cleric by tonsure this spiritual power is communicated by degrees, in the minor and major orders, in the priesthood, and flnally the fullness of it in episcopal Consecration
Monte Giorgio, Ugolino of - In 1225 he was chosen Bishop of Abruzzi under Celestine V, but Boniface VIII, who succeeded before his Consecration, annulled the appointment
Episcopacy - ,by Consecration, there is conferred the fullness of the priesthood
Betroth - To nominate to a bishopric,in order to Consecration
Ugolino Brunforte - In 1225 he was chosen Bishop of Abruzzi under Celestine V, but Boniface VIII, who succeeded before his Consecration, annulled the appointment
Ugolino of Monte Giorgio - In 1225 he was chosen Bishop of Abruzzi under Celestine V, but Boniface VIII, who succeeded before his Consecration, annulled the appointment
Agnus Dei - The Agnus Dei is often sung as an anthem after the Prayerof Consecration in the Holy Communion
Unction - ) The act of anointing, smearing, or rubbing with an unguent, oil, or ointment, especially for medical purposes, or as a symbol of Consecration; as, mercurial unction
Offertory - ) That part of the Mass which the priest reads before uncovering the chalice to offer up the elements for Consecration
Numbers, the Book of - So called because the first three chapters contain the numbering of the Hebrews and Levites, which was performed separately, after the erection and Consecration of he tabernacle
Christ the King, Feast of - Every year on this day is renewed the Consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Feast of Christ the King - Every year on this day is renewed the Consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Benediction - ) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the Consecration of a bishop
Sanctification - The act of consecrating or of setting apart for a sacred purpose Consecration
Mass, Saints of the - Before the Consecration, in the prayer Communicantes, commemoration is made of ...
Our Lady
twelve Apostles (including Saint Paul, but excluding Judas Iscariot)
Pope Saint Linus
Pope Saint Cletus
Pope Saint Clement
Pope Saint Sixtus
Pope Saint Cornelius
Saint Cyprian of Carthage
Saint Lawrence
Saint Chrysogonus
Saint John the Martyr
Saint Paul the Martyr
Saint Cosmas
Saint Damian
After the Consecration, in the prayer Nobis quoque peccatoribus, we pray for fellowship with certain other apostles and martyrs ...
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Stephen the First Martyr
Saint Matthias the Apostle
Saint Barnabas the Apostles
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Pope Saint Alexander I
Saint Marcellinus
Saint Peter the Exorcist
Saint Felicitas
Saint Perpetua
Saint Agatha
Saint Lucy
Saint Agnes
Saint Cecilia
Saint Anastasia
It is noteworthy that all the above are martyrs, and either Romans or saints popular at Rome, as our Mass is the local liturgy of the city of Rome
Saints of the Mass - Before the Consecration, in the prayer Communicantes, commemoration is made of ...
Our Lady
twelve Apostles (including Saint Paul, but excluding Judas Iscariot)
Pope Saint Linus
Pope Saint Cletus
Pope Saint Clement
Pope Saint Sixtus
Pope Saint Cornelius
Saint Cyprian of Carthage
Saint Lawrence
Saint Chrysogonus
Saint John the Martyr
Saint Paul the Martyr
Saint Cosmas
Saint Damian
After the Consecration, in the prayer Nobis quoque peccatoribus, we pray for fellowship with certain other apostles and martyrs ...
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Stephen the First Martyr
Saint Matthias the Apostle
Saint Barnabas the Apostles
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
Pope Saint Alexander I
Saint Marcellinus
Saint Peter the Exorcist
Saint Felicitas
Saint Perpetua
Saint Agatha
Saint Lucy
Saint Agnes
Saint Cecilia
Saint Anastasia
It is noteworthy that all the above are martyrs, and either Romans or saints popular at Rome, as our Mass is the local liturgy of the city of Rome
Naz'Arite, - ( Numbers 6:1-21 ) The Nazarite, during-the term of has Consecration, was bound to abstain from wine grapes, with every production of the vine and from every kind of intoxicating drink. When the period of his vow was fulfilled he was brought to the door of the tabernacle, and was required to offer a he lamb for a burnt offering, a ewe lamb for a sin offering, and a ram for a peace offering, with the usual accompaniments of peace offerings, (Leviticus 7:12,13 ) and of the offering made at the Consecration of priests. (Numbers 6:17 ) He was to cut off the hair of "the head of his separation "(that is, the hair which had grown during the period of his Consecration) at the door of the tabernacle, and to put it into the fire under the sacrifice on the altar. The Consecration of the Nazarite bore a striking resemblance to that of the nigh priest
Drink Offering - ...
Leviticus 23:13 (c) This drink offering of wine represents the things that bring joy into the heart and life and even these are offered to the Lord in utter Consecration
Institution, Words of - The words used by our Blessed Lord when Heinstituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood, and which areincorporated in the Prayer of Consecration as set forth in theCommunion Service. These words form the essential part of theConsecration and the rubric directs that they be accompanied bycertain manual acts which are prescribed
Liturgy, Maronite - The words of Consecration are intoned aloud; vestments differ little from the Roman
Maronite Liturgy - The words of Consecration are intoned aloud; vestments differ little from the Roman
Chrism, Holy - Besides its use at Confirmation, it is also employed in the ceremonies of Baptism, in the Consecration of a bishop and of a church, and in the blessing of chalices, patens, baptismal water, and church bells
Leviticus - It may be divided as follows: ...
the rites of the sacrifices (1-7)
consecration and installation of the priests (8-10)
the laws of purity (11-16)
the law of holiness (17-22)
religious institutions (23-26)
blessings and curses (26), forcibly illustrating the character of the Mosaic law of fear
Anniversary - ) The day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the Consecration of a pope
Holy Chrism - Besides its use at Confirmation, it is also employed in the ceremonies of Baptism, in the Consecration of a bishop and of a church, and in the blessing of chalices, patens, baptismal water, and church bells
Abraham in Liturgy - The patriarch Abraham is specifically mentioned in the Roman Martyrology (October 9,); in the Litany for the Dying; in the Breviary, at Quinquagesima, Shrove Tuesday, Passion Sunday, and in the Magnificat, Benedictus and Psaltery; in the Missal, in the third Prophecy on Holy Saturday, Epistle of the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Offertory of the Mass for the Dead, blessing in a Nuptial Mass, and in the Canon of the Mass; in the Pontifical, in the preface of the Consecration of an altar, blessing of a cemetery, and blessing and coronation of a king
Matthew Parker - The circumstances of Parker's Consecration, shrouded in secrecy, were unknown to the Catholic party who believed a rumor, since proved false, called "The Nag's Head Story". The Elizabethians were reticent about the Consecration of their metropolitan, probably because of the reputation of the consecrators
Bishop - ,consecration, confers on bishops spiritual power in the Church, and imprints on their souls an indelible spiritual character
Birth, Defect of - The defect may be cured by the subsequent marriage of the parents, or by a papal rescript, or by religious profession, or by a dispensation; but such legitimatization does not remove the impediment against receiving the cardinalate, or Consecration as a bishop, abbot, or prelate nullius
Defect of Birth - The defect may be cured by the subsequent marriage of the parents, or by a papal rescript, or by religious profession, or by a dispensation; but such legitimatization does not remove the impediment against receiving the cardinalate, or Consecration as a bishop, abbot, or prelate nullius
Consecration - This principally refers to the Consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priestly office, which is given in detail in Exodus 29 , and Leviticus 8 . One bullock was offered for a sin offering, and one ram for a burnt offering; another ram was offered, and this ram is called 'the ram of Consecration:' its blood was put upon the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the great toe of the right foot. Aaron and his sons ate of the flesh and other Consecrations at the door of the Tabernacle
Hands, Laying on of - At the Consecration of Aaron and his sons, they laid their hands on the bullock for the sin offering, on the ram for the burnt offering, and on the ram of Consecration, showing identification of the offerers with the sacrifices. At the Consecration of the Levites the children of Israel first laid their hands on the Levites, and the Levites laid their hands on the head of one bullock for a sin offering, and on another for a burnt offering, to make atonement for the Levites
Nagle, Honoria - As the Ursuline Rule did not permit entire Consecration to the visitation of the sick and the education of poor children, she founded the Presentation Order, 1775
Nagle, Nano - As the Ursuline Rule did not permit entire Consecration to the visitation of the sick and the education of poor children, she founded the Presentation Order, 1775
Nano Nagle - As the Ursuline Rule did not permit entire Consecration to the visitation of the sick and the education of poor children, she founded the Presentation Order, 1775
Faldstool - It is used when conferring Baptism and Holy Orders, at the Consecration of the oils on Maundy Thursday, and at the ceremonies on Good Friday
Oil, Olive - , coronation of kings, Consecration of the high priest, and ordination of the Levites, and was prominent in Mosaic ordinances (Exodus 30; Leviticus 8; Deuteronomy 28)
Olive Oil - , coronation of kings, Consecration of the high priest, and ordination of the Levites, and was prominent in Mosaic ordinances (Exodus 30; Leviticus 8; Deuteronomy 28)
Honoria Nagle - As the Ursuline Rule did not permit entire Consecration to the visitation of the sick and the education of poor children, she founded the Presentation Order, 1775
Leviticus - 1-7, the laws of offerings; 8-10, the Consecration of Aaron and his family; 11-15, the laws concerning that which is clean and that which is unclean; 16, the atonement as the sum-total of all means of grace; 17-20, the separation of Israel from heathendom in food, marriage, etc
Ordinal, the - The name given to that portion of the Prayer Bookcontaining the Offices for the Consecration of Bishops and theordination of Priests and Deacons
Appoint - ...
Consecration for Service Consecration is a special type of appointment. Four examples can be noted: (1) the Consecration of Aaron and his sons ( Exodus 28-29 ); (2) the appointment of Levites as servants of God (Numbers 3-8 ); (3) the naming of seventy elders to assist Moses (Numbers 11,24-25 ); and (4) the commissioning of Moses' successor (Numbers 27 ). Because it marked the beginning of the priesthood in Israel, the Consecration of Aaron to this office was of special significance
Chrismale - It must be the exact size of the table of the altar and is placed under the three linen cloths, the waxed side towards the table, preventing the altar cloths from being stained by the oil used at the Consecration and keeping them dry
John Xxiii, Anti-Pope - He was ordained priest one day before his uncanonical Consecration as pope
Cere-Cloth - It must be the exact size of the table of the altar and is placed under the three linen cloths, the waxed side towards the table, preventing the altar cloths from being stained by the oil used at the Consecration and keeping them dry
Holiness - , either by Consecration or by blessing
Beaufort, Pierre Roger de - Canonist, theologian, and cardinal-deacon, he was ordained a priest one day before his Consecration as pope
Agatha, Saint - Her popular veneration was of very early date; her name occurs in the prayer, "Nobis quoque peccatoribus," in the Canon of the Mass, and in some places bread is blessed after the Consecration of the Mass on her feast and called Agatha bread
Gregory xi, Pope - Canonist, theologian, and cardinal-deacon, he was ordained a priest one day before his Consecration as pope
Man of od - ...
We shall see this in the list that follows:...
Moses, the Model of Intercession Jeremiah 15:1...
The Angel of the Lord, Model of Sufficiency Judges 13:6...
The Pre-existent CHRIST, Model of Justice1Sa2:27...
Samuel, Model of Understanding1Sa9:6...
Shemaiah, Model of Counsel1Ki12:22...
Elijah, Model of Faithfulness1Ki17:18...
Elisha, Model of Kindness2Ki4:7...
Ahijah, Model of Severity2Ki23:16...
David, Model of Praise2Ch8:14...
Isaiah, Model of Spirituality2Ch25:7...
Igdaliah, Model of Consecration Jeremiah 35:4...
Timothy, Model of Holiness1Ti6:11...
You, the Saint of GOD, Model of Godliness2Ti3:17...
Consubstantiation - Luther denied that the elements were changed after Consecration, and therefore taught that the bread and wine indeed remain; but that together with them, there is present the substance of the body of Christ, which is literally received by communicants
Baldassare Cossa - He was ordained priest one day before his uncanonical Consecration as pope
Victurinus - Whether churches and church furniture which heretics had made use of could again, by virtue of a fresh Consecration, be made serviceable for the orthodox, to which Avitus replies in the negative (Avitus, Ep
Devotion to the Sacred Heart - Love, Consecration, and reparation are the characteristic acts of this devotion. On the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, the last Sunday of October, an act of Consecration of the human race is prescribed
Sacred Heart, Devotion to the - Love, Consecration, and reparation are the characteristic acts of this devotion. On the feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King, the last Sunday of October, an act of Consecration of the human race is prescribed
Liturgical Use of Bread -
(2) At the Offertory, in the rite of Consecration of a bishop, or canonization of a saint, two loaves are presented to the celebrant
Amen - The use of the "Amen" inPublic Worship emphasizes the Priesthood of the Laity, as forexample, in the Consecration of the elements in the Holy Communion,while the celebrating Priest stands before God offering to Him thisholy Oblation, he does it in company with all the faithful, and tosignify their cooperation with him in this great act they say"Amen," adopting his words and acts as their own
Mission - Thus whena Bishop is consecrated, it is for some particular Diocese where hehas, by reason of his Consecration, "the power of Mission
Washing - The high priest's whole body was washed at his Consecration (Exodus 29:4; Leviticus 16:4); also on the day of atonement. So Christians are once for all wholly "bathed" (leloumenoi ) in regeneration which is their Consecration; and daily wash away their soils of hand and foot contracted in walking through this defiling world (John 13:10, Greek "he that has been bathed needs not save to wash (nipsasthai ) his feet, but is clean all over": 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 10:22-23; Ephesians 5:26)
Mass - As He offered up His death while consecrating the bread and wine, the priest also, acting in remembrance of Him, offers up His death at the Consecration of the Mass. He is mystically slain in the separate Consecration of bread and wine; the offering is perfected in the Communion of the priest.
As High Mass is the norm for all Masses, incense ceremony is part of the Common before the Introit, before and after the Gospel, at the Offertory and Consecration. ...
Confession
Introit
Kyrie Eleison
Gloria in Excelsis
Collect
Epistle (Lesson)
Gradual
Tract
Alleluia
Sequence
Gospel
Credo
Offertory
Secret
Preface
Canon (variations)
Communion
Postcommunion
Dismissal
Ite missa est, or Sequence Benedicamus
Blessing
Last Gospel
(Incensing before Introit, at and before Gospel; at the Offertory, and Consecration) ...
Fool - ...
Matthew 5:22 (a) The man who mocks at the Christian who desires to live all out for GOD, and out and out for CHRIST in separation and Consecration, and calls that Christian a fool for doing so, is condemned by GOD
Hair - Lepers when cleansed, and Levites, on their Consecration, shaved the whole body, Leviticus 13:1-59 14:8,9
Standing Committee - As the representative of the Diocese, it gives itsconsent to the Consecration of a Bishop elected by any otherDiocese
Sermon on the Mount - After this solemn Consecration of the twelve, he descended from the mountain-peak to a more level spot (Luke 6:17 ), and there he sat down and delivered the "sermon on the mount" (Matthew 57-7 ; Luke 6:20-49 ) to the assembled multitude
Bibliomancy - It was much used at the Consecration of bishops
Episcopal Church in the United States of America - Samuel Seabury of New England, having been refused Consecration as bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury, was consecrated by the Scottish bishops at Aberdeen in 1784
Attention - In administering the sacraments sufficient attention is required to avoid any distraction that might occasion a mistake, and at the time of the Consecration at Mass avoidance of wilful distraction
Apostolic, Prothonotary - Samuel Seabury of New England, having been refused Consecration as bishop by the Archbishop of Canterbury, was consecrated by the Scottish bishops at Aberdeen in 1784
Benediction - Such isthe meaning of the Consecration of our churches, and when newarticles are added it seems but fitting that they also shouldbe set apart for sacred use, and this is done by an office ofBenediction
Nadab - ); was admitted to the priestly office ( Exodus 28:1 ); and on the very day of his Consecration ( Leviticus 10:12 ff
Flour - Hence the Consecration of Aaron was with the finest wheat flour
Ring - " The ring is, also,frequently given at the Consecration of a Bishop, to symbolize hisespousal with the Church in his Diocese
Declaration, Royal - do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any Transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at or after the Consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous" ...
Canterbury, Augustine of, Saint - Augustine went to Gaul to receive episcopal Consecration from the Archbishop of Arles, and on his return, at a spot still called Augustine's Oak in Malmesbury, he convoked a synod of the Celtic bishops of southern Britain, in an unsuccessful attempt to introduce ecclesiastical uniformity in Britain
Blessing - The Consecration is the corporate act of the whole church
Hanukkah - ...
The word Hanukkah means “consecration,” “dedication
Augustine of Canterbury, Saint - Augustine went to Gaul to receive episcopal Consecration from the Archbishop of Arles, and on his return, at a spot still called Augustine's Oak in Malmesbury, he convoked a synod of the Celtic bishops of southern Britain, in an unsuccessful attempt to introduce ecclesiastical uniformity in Britain
Washing - They were at their Consecration once 'washed' by Moses, but were thenceforward required continually, when executing their service, to wash only their hands and feet in the laver
Oil - In the NT the uses mentioned were (a) for lamps, in which the "oil" is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 25:3,4,8 ; (b) as a medicinal agent, for healing, Luke 10:34 ; (c) for anointing at feasts, Luke 7:46 ; (d) on festive occasions, Hebrews 1:9 , where the reference is probably to the Consecration of kings; (e) as an accompaniment of miraculous power, Mark 6:13 , or of the prayer of faith, James 5:14
Royal Declaration - do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, that I do believe that in the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper there is not any Transubstantiation of the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ at or after the Consecration thereof by any person whatsoever; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary or any other Saint, and the Sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous" ...
Madeleine Sophie Barat, Saint - Educated by her brother Louis, she became associated with his friend Father Varin, and at his suggestion she made her first Consecration to the religious life, 1800, thus founding the Society of the Sacred Heart
Draw - This may be taken to represent the position of Consecration in which the believer hands himself, his body, soul and spirit over to the Holy Spirit to wander no more, but to walk only with GOD
Barat, Madeleine Sophie, Saint - Educated by her brother Louis, she became associated with his friend Father Varin, and at his suggestion she made her first Consecration to the religious life, 1800, thus founding the Society of the Sacred Heart
Staves - The first period is a type of the wandering life of a Christian before he fully gives himself over to the Holy Spirit in complete Consecration
Mass - ) The sacrifice in the sacrament of the Eucharist, or the Consecration and oblation of the host
Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary - The main principles of the sodality, which state that it should be a select body devoted to the Blessed Mother and aiming at more than ordinary goodness, as well as the Act of Consecration, have remained the same since its origin in 1563
Privatus, Bishop of Lambaesis - 13), assisted by a pseudo-bishop, Felix, of his own Consecration, and by Jovinus and Maximus, and a lapsed bishop, Repostus Suturnicensis
Testimonials - So, also, whena Bishop is elected, testimonials of his election by the Conventionwhich elected him, and from the House of Deputies of the GeneralConvention, or from the Standing Committees of the various Dioceses,of their approbation of his election and also of his fitness for theoffice of a Bishop, must be presented to the House of Bishops beforeorder can be taken for his Consecration
Severus, Patriarch of Aquileia - Soon after his Consecration the exarch Smaragdus seized him in his basilica at Grado, where the bishops of Aquileia had taken refuge, and carried him off to Ravenna with three other bishops—Severus of Trieste, John of Parenzo, and Videmius of Ceneda. They profess willingness, when peace is restored, to attend and accept the decisions of a free council at Constantinople, and point out that the clergy and people of the suffragans of Aquileia are so zealous for the Three Chapters that, if the patriarch is compelled to submit by force, when future vacancies occur among his suffragans the new bishops would be compelled to seek Consecration from the bishops of Gaul, and the province of Aquileia would thus be broken up (Mansi, x
Shewbread - ...
The number of the loaves represented the twelve tribes of Israel, and also the entire spiritual Israel, "the true Israel;" and the placing of them on the table symbolized the entire Consecration of Israel to the Lord, and their acceptance of God as their God
Friday, Good - It is not a Mass properly speaking, as there is no Consecration, but the Host is incensed, elevated before the people, and consumed by the priest
Leo ix, Pope Saint - He authorized the Consecration of the first native bishop of Iceland
Shechinah - We have, however, no special reference to it till the Consecration of the temple by Solomon, when it filled the whole house with its glory, so that the priests could not stand to minister (1 Kings 8:10-13 ; 2 Chronicles 5:13,14 ; 7:1-3 )
Canon - This includes the Prayer of Consecration, which was formerlycalled the "Canon of the Mass
Bishop - The bishops of London, Durham, and Winchester, take the precedence of the other bishops, who rank after them according to their seniority of Consecration
Dedication, Feast of - The annual commemoration of the Consecrationof a Church building is so called. ...
The Feast of the Dedication is frequently kept in many parishesnow and its observance has been found to be most helpful toboth Priest and People, recalling to mind the joy and gladness ofthe day of the Consecration of their Church and being the time forthe revival of old faiths and pledges, and consequently of renewedinterest in the Church, its work and its worship
Good Friday - It is not a Mass properly speaking, as there is no Consecration, but the Host is incensed, elevated before the people, and consumed by the priest
Alabaster Box - Matthew 26:7 (c) This may be taken as a type of man's best graces, efforts and talents which he had saved heretofore for himself, but now in Consecration he brings to JESUS' feet
Hand - The "laying on of hands," signified Consecration to office, and the bestowal of a blessing or of divine gifts, Genesis 48:14 Numbers 8:10 27:18 Mark 10:16 Acts 6:6 19:6 1 Timothy 4:14
Ointment - --Besides the oil used in many ceremonial observances, a special ointment was appointed to be used in Consecration
Consecration - It is used for the benediction of the elements at the Eucharist: the ordination of bishops is also called Consecration. Among the ancient Christians, the Consecration of churches was performed with a great deal of pious solemnity. ...
The Romanists have a great deal of foppery in the ceremonies of Consecration, which they bestow on almost every thing; as bells, candles, books, water, oil, ashes, palms, swords, banners, pictures, crosses, agnus deis, roses, &c. Then the elements were consecrated; and the bishop, having first received, gave it to some principal men in their surplices, hoods, and tippets; after which, many prayers being said, the solemnity of the Consecration ended
Dioceses, Cardinalitial - , the bishops of Ostia in the 4th century consecrated the pope, the Bishop of Albano in the 6th century recited the second prayer in the Consecration ceremony, the Bishop of Porto the third, and probably as early as the 11th century they had the right of participating in the election of the pope
Dioceses, Suburbicarian - , the bishops of Ostia in the 4th century consecrated the pope, the Bishop of Albano in the 6th century recited the second prayer in the Consecration ceremony, the Bishop of Porto the third, and probably as early as the 11th century they had the right of participating in the election of the pope
Cardinalitial Dioceses - , the bishops of Ostia in the 4th century consecrated the pope, the Bishop of Albano in the 6th century recited the second prayer in the Consecration ceremony, the Bishop of Porto the third, and probably as early as the 11th century they had the right of participating in the election of the pope
Azariah - He officiated at the Consecration of the temple (1 Chronicles 6:10 )
Alexander, of Byzantium - 19) for about 23 years, his Consecration being variously dated from A
Demetrias, Roman Virgin - Jerome exhorts Demetrias to a life of study and fasting; care in the selection of companions; Consecration of her wealth to Christ's service; and to working with her own hands
Suburbicarian Dioceses - , the bishops of Ostia in the 4th century consecrated the pope, the Bishop of Albano in the 6th century recited the second prayer in the Consecration ceremony, the Bishop of Porto the third, and probably as early as the 11th century they had the right of participating in the election of the pope
Stephanus i., Patriarch of Antioch - of Constantinople acquainting him with the circumstances of his Consecration, Acacius convened a synod, a
Anoint - 31:13: “… where thou anointedst the pillar, and … vowedst a vow unto me …” This use illustrates the idea of anointing something or someone as an act of Consecration. 21:5 probably has more to do with lubrication than Consecration in that context
Anastasius i, Bishop of Rome - Rufinus wrote to him shortly after his Consecration (not later than A
Abihu - 2514; within eight days after the Consecration of Aaron and his sons
Melchizedek - Scripture tells us nothing of his father or mother, of his genealogy, his birth, or his death; he stands alone, without predecessor or successor, a royal priest by the appointment of God; and thus he was a type of Jesus Christ, who is "a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek," and not after the order of Aaron, whose origin, Consecration, life, and death, are known, Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 7:1-28
Sergius, Saint And Martyr - Syria dedicated in their honour in 354 as the earliest case of such Consecration to saints, and ( ib
General Convention, the - The Presiding Officer is the Senior Bishop by Consecration,who presides in the House of Bishops and when both Houses meet asone body
Predestination - by) the Spirit" (by Consecration to perfect holiness in Christ once for all, next by imparting it to them ever more and more). God the Father gives us salvation by gratuitous election; the Son earns it by His blood-shedding; the Holy Spirit applies the Son's merits to the soul by the gospel word (Calvin): Galatians 1:4; Galatians 1:15; 1 Peter 1:2; the element IN (Greek) which we are elected is "sanctification of (consecration once for all by) the Spirit unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ" (the end aimed at by God as regards us)
Diptych - The long passage after the Sanctus corresponds to the ancient recital of the diptych of the living, and the recitation of that of the dead is recalled by the Memento which follows the Consecration
Transubstantiation - The conversion or change of the substance of the bread and wine in the eucharist into the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which the Romish church suppose to be wrought by the Consecration of the priest
Nazirite - The Hebrew term means Consecration, devotion, and separation
Cletus or Anacletus, Bishop of Rome - According to this, his own Consecration would have fallen in the first year of Domitian, or a
New Moon - The religious observance of the day of the new moon may plainly be regarded as the Consecration of a natural division of time
Separate - ” Here Moses uses the word in a cultic sense, meaning a kind of “consecration. 6, a lay person of either sex could take a special vow of Consecration to God’s service for a certain period of time. If a “Nazarite” accidently defiled himself, he had to undergo certain rites of purification and then had to begin the full period of Consecration over again. The “Nazarite” was “holy unto the Lord,” and he wore upon his head a diadem of his Consecration
American Church, the - ...
Repeated efforts were made to secure the Consecration of a Bishopfor the Church in America, but owing to political and ecclesiasticalcomplications this was not possible until after the RevolutionaryWar. By the Consecration of these four Bishops abroad theAmerican Church secured the Episcopate from the ancient andApostolic sources, and thus gained the power of perpetuating itself. The significance of this may be seen when we reflect that theancient canons of the Church require that not less than threeBishops shall unite in the Consecration of a Bishop. Thomas John Claggett, the firstBishop of Maryland, in whose Consecration all four of the AmericanBishops united
Oxford Movement - The social and missionary work of Anglicanism owes much of its revival to the followers of this movement, the Consecration of whose lives to the cause has spurred such effort among all parties in the Anglican communion
Sin-Offering - Sin-offerings were also presented at the five annual festivals (Numbers 2829,29 ), and on the occasion of the Consecration of the priests (Exodus 29:10-14,36 )
Petrus, Bishop of Edessa - He was the first to institute the feast of Palm Sunday in the church of Edessa, as well as the benediction of water on the eve of the Epiphany, and the Consecration of chrism on Maundy Thursday, and he regulated the observance of other festivals (Jos
Petrus, Abbat of Saint Augustine's Monastery - 25) as joined with Laurentius in the mission which Augustine after his Consecration sent to Rome to announce that the Gospel had been accepted by the English, and that he had been made bishop, and to put before the pope the questions which drew forth the famous "Responsiones Sancti Gregorii
Sabas, Saint - Several Armenians united themselves soon after to this community, which led to Sabas ordaining that the first part of Holy Communion should be said in Armenian, but the actual words of Consecration in Greek
Siivanus, Bishop of Calahorra - The other bishops of the province were satisfied with admonishing him, and received the new bishop; but the see in question being again vacant Silvanus had lately repeated the act, with the aggravation that the priest consecrated belonged to the diocese of another bishop, and the other bishop at the instance of the bishops of Saragossa having refused to join, Silvanus had performed the Consecration alone
Beard - The Levites, at their Consecration, were purified by bathing, and washing their bodies and clothes; after which, they shaved off all the hair of their bodies, and then offered the sacrifices appointed for their Consecration, Numbers 8:7
Seven - Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chronicles 29:21 ; Job 42:8 ), of purification and Consecration (Leviticus 42:6,17 ; 8:11,33 ; 14:9,51 ), of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 ), of reward (Deuteronomy 28:7 ; 1 Samuel 2:5 ), and of punishment (Leviticus 26:21,24,28 ; Deuteronomy 28:25 )
Holy Thing - The fundamental idea of ἄγιος is Consecration: τὸ ἅγιον, that which is consecrated or set apart to the service of God; its general opposite would be βέβηλος, ‘profane
Honey - The land of Canaan represents that place in the Christian's life wherein by utter Consecration he begins to receive his richest blessings from the living Lord on the throne
Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea - No sooner were they free than the bishops endeavoured to declare their Consecration of Eusebius void
Consecration - Beside the Consecrations ordained by the sovereign authority of God, there were others which depended on the will of men, and were either to continue for ever or for a time only. The New Testament furnishes us with instances of Consecration
Water, Holy - There are four kinds: ordinary holy water, blessed by the priest for the sprinkling of the people before Mass (see ASPERGEs), for use at the door of the church, and for the blessing of persons and things in the church and at horne, sometimes used with salt, as a symbol of wisdom and of preservation from corruption; Baptismal water, in which the oil of catechumens and the holy chrism are mingled, used only in the administration of Baptism; water of Consecration, or Gregorian water, and Easter water
Oil - Was employed from the earliest periods in the east, not only for the purpose of Consecration, but to anoint the head, the beard, and the whole person in daily life, Genesis 28:18
Anoint -
The act of anointing was significant of Consecration to a holy or sacred use; hence the anointing of the high priest (Exodus 29:29 ; Leviticus 4:3 ) and of the sacred vessels (Exodus 30:26 )
Lamb - Κebes , "a lamb from the first to the third year"; offered in the daily morning and evening sacrifice (Exodus 29:38-41), on the sabbath (Numbers 28:9), at the new moon feasts (Numbers 28:11), that of trumpets (Numbers 29:2), of tabernacles (Numbers 29:13-40), Pentecost (Leviticus 23:18-20), Passover (Exodus 12:5), at the dedication of the tabernacle (Numbers 7), Aaron's Consecration (Leviticus 9:3), Solomon's
Seven - Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; 7 days for the ceremonies of the Consecration of priests, and so on; 7 victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Balaam's sacrifice
Hallowed - (1) of Himself (John 10:36; John 17:19) in the sense of Consecration (‘sanctify’ Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885, cf
Leviticus - ...
A full account of the Consecration of Aaron and his sons as priests, is followed by the instructive narrative of Nadab and Abihu
Sisinnius, Bishop of Novatianists - Together with Theodotus of Antioch he composed a synodic letter against the Thessalians, in the name of the Novatianist bishops assembled at Constantinople for his Consecration, addressed to Berinianus, Amphilochius, and other bishops of Pamphylia (Phot
Ceremonies of Baptism - An unction is then made on the top of the head with Holy Chrism, as a sign of Consecration to God
Bochim - ...
As there they entered into covenant with the Lord with the ritual act of self Consecration, and so were assured of victory from the Lord, so here at Bochim (unknown geographically) the divine Angel makes known to them that by their making peace with the Canaanites, instead of rooting them out, they have broken the covenant and so must pay the penalty
Birth - ...
Galatians 4:19 (a) The soul exercise of Paul over the needs of the Galatians for full Consecration to the person of JESUS CHRIST is compared to a birth
Anatolius, Bishop of Constantinople - After his Consecration, being under suspicion of Eutychianism (Leo, Epp
Anthimus, Bishop of Tyana - (2) A certain Faustus had applied to Basil to consecrate him to an Armenian see; but as he did not produce the proper authority, the Consecration was deferred
Baptism, Ceremonies of - An unction is then made on the top of the head with Holy Chrism, as a sign of Consecration to God
Sanctify - Ub the Old Testament, sanctification frequently denotes the ceremonial or ritual Consecration of any person or thing to God: thus the Hebrews as a people were holy unto the Lord, through the covenant with its rites and atoning sacrifices, Exodus 31:13 ; and the Jewish tabernacle, altar, priest, etc
Nazarite - If by accident any one died in their presence, they recommenced the whole of their Consecration and Nazariteship
Crown - ...
Besides the concept of Consecration and exaltation, a second term for crown in the Old Testament (atara) indicated the presence of honor. The honor and Consecration he has, as well as his authority are unique
Anoint - As applied to prophets (1 Chronicles 16:22; Acts 17:2-377), priests (Leviticus 4:3), and kings (Isaiah 45:1), it marked their Consecration to the office, and was a symbol of the spiritual qualification divinely imparted for its due discharge (Exodus 30:29-30). , the Assyrian oppression shall be taken away from Judah, because of the Consecration that is upon the elect nation, its prophets, priests, kings, and holy place (Psalms 105:15); the Antitype to all which is Messiah, "the Anointed" (Daniel 9:24)
Mass - Nicod, after Baronius, observes, that the word comes from the Hebrew missach (oblatum;) or from the Latin missa missorum; because in the former times the catechumens and excommunicated were sent out of the church, when the deacons said, Ite, missa, est, after sermon and reading of the epistle and Gospel; they not being allowed to assist at the Consecration. Mass of the presanctified (missa praesanctificatorum) is a mass peculiar to the Greek church, in which there is no Consecration of the elements; but, after singing some hymns, they receive the bread and wine which were before consecrated
Oil (Olive) - -The olive oil used in the Consecration of priests and kings by anointing was compounded with various perfumed ingredients (Exodus 30:23-25). Elsewhere there is more distinct reference to His royal position as the Messiah or Anointed One, and to the Holy Spirit as the means of His Consecration to this office (Acts 10:38; cf
Aaron - Both in the high priest and the second or inferior priests, two things deserve notice,—their Consecration and their office. In their Consecration they differed thus: the high priest had the chrism, or sacred ointment, poured upon his head, so as to run down to his beard, and the skirts of his garment, Exodus 30:23 ; Leviticus 8:12 ; Psalms 133:2 . They differed also in their robes, which were a necessary adjunct to Consecration. ...
In the following particulars the high priest and inferior priests agreed in their Consecration; both were to be void of bodily blemish—both were to be presented to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle—both were to be washed with water—both were to be consecrated by offering up certain sacrifices—both were to have the blood of a ram put upon the tip of the right ear, the thumb of the right hand, and the great toe of the right foot, Exodus 29:20 . In the time of Consecration, certain pieces of the sacrifice were put into the priest's hand, which was called "filling his hand;" hence the Hebrew phrase, "to fill the hand," signifies Consecration
Ohio - After the Consecration of Bishop Fenwick in 1822, the little church was moved by oxen into the city to a site on Sycamore Street, above Sixth
Life, Religious - From another point of view it is a devotion, a special Consecration to Christ and God, to whom every Christian acknowledges that he belongs
Benediction - ...
In this sense benediction differs from Consecration, as in the latter, unction is applied, which is not in the former: thus the chalice is consecrated, and the pix blessed; as the former, not the latter, is anointed, though in the common usage these two words are applied promiscuously
Beard - The precious ointment flowed from Aaron's head at his Consecration, upon his beard (Psalms 133:2)
Stephanas - No doubt their work was a voluntary Consecration: there is nothing to indicate an ecclesiastical office
Seven - Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; seven days for the ceremonies of the Consecration of priests, and so on; seven victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Baalam's sacrifice, Numbers 23:1, and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do seven times
Religious Life - From another point of view it is a devotion, a special Consecration to Christ and God, to whom every Christian acknowledges that he belongs
Macarius, Presbyter of Athanasius - Early in his episcopate, perhaps in 329 or 330 (if his Consecration was on June 8, 328, as Hefele reckons, Councils , ii
Priest - The Consecration of a priest took place with great solemnity. 8, 9, lasted for seven days, and consisted in sacrifices, washings, the putting on of the holy garments, the sprinkling of blood, and anointing with oil The Consecration of the high priest was distinguished by pouring the sacred oil upon his head, Exodus 29:7; Exodus 30:22-33; Leviticus 8:12; Leviticus 21:10; Leviticus 21:12; Psalms 133:2, in addition to the washing and the sprinkling with oil, etc
Flavianus (16), Bishop of Antioch - 32), and at the time of his Consecration "apocrisiarius" or nuncio of the church of Antioch at the court of Constantinople (Vict. Before his Consecration Flavian passed for an opponent of the decrees of Chalcedon, and on his appointment he sent to announce the fact to John Haemula, bp
Levites - The Consecration of Levites was without much ceremony. The manner of their Consecration may be seen in Numbers 8:5-7 , &c
Lord's Supper - Also Christ's thanksgiving Consecration of the bread (Luke 22:19). ...
The Holy Communion was at first regularly connected with these lovefeasts; "the breaking of bread," with the customary thanksgiving blessing of the master of the feast, referred not to the eucharist Consecration but to the lovefeast, as Acts 27:35 proves, where the eucharist is out of the question, and where simply as a devout Jew Paul gave thanks before "breaking bread" and eating. ...
The Consecration is not by priestly authority but is the corporate act of the church represented by the minister, "the cup which we (I and you, the whole congregation) bless. " Christ Himself calls the elements still "bread" and "wine" even after Consecration (1 Corinthians 11:26)
Head - Laying hands on the head was ( a ) part of the symbolism of sacrifice ( Leviticus 16:21 ), ( b ) a sign of blessing ( Genesis 48:14 ), ( c ) a sign of Consecration or ordination ( Numbers 27:23 , Acts 6:6 )
Priests - Their holy garments are prescribed in detail and their Consecration ritual is given in Exodus 28:1 and Exodus 29:1
Bull - It was used in connection with the Consecration of the priests (Exodus 29:1-37 ); at the dedication of the altar of the tabernacle (Numbers 7:1 ); for the purification of the Levites (Numbers 8:5-22 ); at the beginning of the month (New Moon [1]); the Feast of Weeks (Numbers 28:26-31 )
African Church - The Donatist schism which rent the African Church arose from the refusal of some of the bishops to recognize as valid episcopal Consecration performed by a traditor
Birthright - Among these privileges were: great dignity, Genesis 49:3; a double portion of his father's estate, Deuteronomy 21:17; and, in the royal families, usually succession to the kingdom, 2 Chronicles 21:3; Consecration to the Lord, Exodus 22:29
Saint Louis, Missouri, City of - As a result of the opposition confronting Bishop Du Bourg of Louisiana after his Consecration, he moved his residence to Saint Louis in 1818, and took possession of the poor wooden structure which served as pro-cathedral
Gid'Eon - , the refusal of the monarchy on theocratic grounds, and the irregular Consecration of a jewelled ephod formed out of the rich spoils of Midian, which proved to the Israelites a temptation to idolatry although it was doubtless intended for use in the worship of Jehovah
Azariah - He officiated at the Consecration of Solomon's temple, and was the first high priest that ministered in it
Priest - There are ordinances also regarding the priests' dress (Exodus 28:40-43 ) and the manner of their Consecration to the office (29:1-37)
High Priest - The services of Consecration were prolonged, lasting seven days, Exodus 29:35, and elaborate
Pen'Tecost, - In the exodus the people were offered to God as living first fruits; at Sinai their Consecration to him as a nation was completed
Priest, Priesthood - There is a striking similarity between this ritual in Exodus 24 and the Consecration of the Aaronic priests by putting some of the blood of the ordination peace offering on the right ear, thumb, and big toe of Aaron and his sons, and afterwards splashing some of it around on the altar ( Exodus 29:20 ; Leviticus 8:23-24 ). ...
That differences between Exodus 24:5-8 and Exodus 29:20 are due primarily to one or both of the following factors: (1) the Consecration in Exodus 24 was for the priesthood of the whole nation so that the corporate general splashing of blood was appropriate to the meaning of the ritual; and (2) in the instance of Exodus 24 specific touching of each person's body by Moses was precluded by the large number of people involved. The procedure there is virtually identical to that performed for the Consecration of the priests. The manipulation of oil in the case of the leper (Leviticus 14:15-18 ) also corresponds to priestly Consecration procedures (cf. However, there are several passages that seem to indicate that Aaron and his sons functioned as priests in Israel even before the official Consecration of the Aaronic priesthood (Exodus 19:24 ; 24:1 ; 32:3-6 )
Leviticus - ...
An historical section (8-10), giving an account of the Consecration of Aaron and his sons (8); Aaron's first offering for himself and the people (9); Nadab and Abihu's presumption in offering "strange fire before Jehovah," and their punishment (10)
Quebec, Canada, City of - Upon the inauguration of British rule tbe Canadians requested the King to maintain the Catholic Hierarchy and permission was given for the Consecration of Bishop Briand, in Paris in 1766, but the Recollects and Jesuits were forbidden to receive novices; the latter were left in possession of their estates, however, until the death of the last priest, when they were confiscated
Denial - To know what is true, yet confess a falsehood; the forsaking of self in wholehearted Consecration to Christ and in service to his kingdom
Flavianus (8), Bishop of Constantinople - At the time of his Consecration Theodosius II
Gallus (11), Abbat, the Apostle of Switzerland - The sermon he preached at John's Consecration is extant in Latin—a wonderful specimen of Irish erudition, simple yet full of vigour, learned and devout, giving an abstract of the history of God's dealings from the creation, of the fall and redemption, of the mission of the apostles and calling of the Gentiles, and ending with a powerful appeal to Christian faith and life, which gives some idea of the state of the corrupt and barbarous society he was seeking to leaven
Beloved - And there is something beautifully fitting in this Consecration of the opening of His ministry by a blended echo of psalm and prophecy
Anointing - Anointing with oil for Consecration to office is not now enjoined on believers, for they are anointed with the Holy Spirit, and are also priests to God
Ephraim (6), Bishop of Antioch And Patriarch - His Consecration is placed in a
Offering - The unbloody offerings signified, in general, not so much expiation, which was the peculiar meaning of the sacrifices, as the Consecration of the offerer, and all that he had to Jehovah
Messi'ah - The kings of Israel were called anointed , from the mode of their Consecration
Beloved - And there is something beautifully fitting in this Consecration of the opening of His ministry by a blended echo of psalm and prophecy
Zechariah - Probably sung at the Consecration of the walls under Nehemiah; but Hengstenberg thinks at the Consecration of the second temple
Consecrate, Consecration - millû’îm (= ‘consecration’ [4]). These last uses would at least point to the conclusion that τελειόω and τελείωσις tended to become semi-technical terms for the Consecration of the priest, having originally been used to translate the verb in the Heb
Priest; Priesthood - 8 describe the sevenday Consecration ceremony of Aaron and his sons. These duties were assumed on the eighth day of the service of Consecration ( Burnt Offering - ...
There was a daily burnt offering, a lamb of the first year, every morning and evening (Exodus 29:38-42); that for the sabbath double the daily one; the offering at the new moon of the three great feasts, Passover, pentecost, and tabernacles; also on the great day of atonement and the feast of trumpets; private burnt offerings at the Consecration of a priest, etc
Firstfruits - ) The whole land's produce was consecrated to God by the Consecration of the first-fruits (Romans 11:16); just as the whole nation by that of the firstborn
Anastasius Sinaita - Fresh charges were brought against Anastasius of profuse expenditure of the funds of his see, and of intemperate language and action in reference to the Consecration of John, bp
Samson - An embodied lesson to Israel that her power lay in separation from idol lusts and entire Consecration to God; no foe could withstand them while true to Him, but once that they forsook Him for the fascinations of the world their power is gone and every enemy should triumph over them (1 Samuel 2:9). Parting with the Nazarite locks of his Consecration was virtual renunciation of his union with God, so his strength departed
Baptism - The high priest's Consecration was threefold: by baptism, unction, and sacrifice (Exodus 29:4; Exodus 40:12-15; Leviticus 8). As the high priest's Consecration was threefold, by baptism, unction, and sacrifice, so Jesus' (compare Acts 10:38) baptism began His Consecration, the Holy Spirit's unction was the complement of His baptism, and His sacrifice fully perfected His Consecration as our priest forevermore (Hebrews 7:28, margin). This is the sense of 1 John 5:6; "this is He that came by water and blood;" by water at His Consecration by baptism to His mediatorial ministry for us, when He received the Father's testimony to His Messiahship and His divine Sonship (John 1:33-34)
Ram - ...
Exodus 29:22(c) This ram represents the Lord JESUS CHRIST as an offering of Consecration for us
Sin Offering - Its connection with the Consecration of the leper, and reconsecration of the Nazarite, expressed the share each has in sin's consequences, disease, death, and consequent defilement (Leviticus 5:14; Leviticus 5:14; Leviticus 5:15)
Ischyras, Egyptian bp - 329, between the latest date (June 8, 328) possible for the Consecration of Athanasius and Nov
Aaron - In his Consecration he was clothed with the priestly garments, with the breastplate, the mitre and the crown, and then was anointed with oil, type of the Holy Spirit
Nazarite - When the period of his separation was fulfilled, he was to offer a burnt offering, a sin offering, a peace offering, a meat offering, and a drink offering, with the addition of the offerings made at the Consecration of the priests
Ebal - ...
This Consecration of the Hebrew commonwealth is thought to have been performed in the following manner: The heads of the first six tribes went up to the top of Mount Gerizim, and the heads of the other six tribes to the top of Mount Ebal
Justina, Empress - Ambrose was summoned to Sirmium to take part in the Consecration of Anemius as bishop of that see, the empress being desirous that the new bishop should be consecrated by the Arians (Paulinus, Vita S
Meletius, Bishop of Antioch - The Eustathian section could not conscientiously unite with one who, however orthodox in faith, had received Consecration from Arian bishops; neither would they communicate with his followers who had received Arian baptism. He pacified the Meletians by handing the churches over to them, and the animosity of the two parties was for the time allayed by the six principal presbyters binding themselves by oath to use no effort to secure Consecration for themselves when either Paulinus or Meletius should die, but to permit the survivor to retain the see undisturbed
Sin Offering - Levi 16 (B) For the priests and Levites at their Consecration, (Exodus 29:10-14,36 ) besides the yearly sin offering (a, bullock) for the high priest on the Great Day of Atonement
Sanctification, Sanctify - ...
B — 1: ἁγιάζω (Strong's #37 — Verb — hagiazo — hag-ee-ad'-zo ) "to sanctify," "is used of (a) the gold adorning the Temple and of the gift laid on the altar, Matthew 23:17,19 ; (b) food, 1 Timothy 4:5 ; (c) the unbelieving spouse of a believer, 1 Corinthians 7:14 ; (d) the ceremonial cleansing of the Israelites, Hebrews 9:13 ; (e) the Father's Name, Luke 11:2 ; (f) the Consecration of the Son by the Father, John 10:36 ; (g) the Lord Jesus devoting Himself to the redemption of His people, John 17:19 ; (h) the setting apart of the believer for God, Acts 20:32 ; cp
Agapetus, Bishop of Rome - of Jerusalem, announcing the deposition of Anthimus and Consecration of Mennas ( ib
Lord's Day - But the Consecration of the day to worship, to almsgiving (but not to earning), and to the Lord's supper, is implied in Jeremiah 16:14-1583; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2
Directory - In an appendix to this Directory it is ordered, that all festivals, vulgarly called holy days, are to be abolished; that no day is to be kept but the Lord's day; and that as no place is capable of any holiness under pretence of Consecration, so neither is it subject to pollution by any superstition formerly used; and therefore it is held requisite, that the places of public worship now used should still be continued and employed
Nazarites - And if by chance any one should have died in their presence, they began again the whole ceremony of their Consecration and Nazariteship...
This ceremony generally lasted eight days, sometimes a month, and sometimes their whole lives
Offering - ...
Drink Offering Genesis 35:14 (c) This type represents the utter Consecration of the believer who pours out all his life for the service of his Lord
Door - ...
Exodus 21:6 (b) This is typical of Consecration
Dove - When the dove appeared to sit on the Saviour’s head, it denoted the Divine recognition of His holiness (Matthew 3:17), and His official Consecration to the Messianic ministry
Sing - 9:24 at the conclusion of the Consecration of Aaron and his sons to the priesthood
Cyriac, Patriarch of Constantinople - Gregory the Great received the legates bearing the synodal letters which announced his Consecration, partly from a desire not to disturb the peace of the church, and partly from the personal respect which he entertained for Cyriac; but in his reply he warned him against the sin of causing divisions in the church, clearly alluding to the use of the term oecumenical bishop (Gregorii Ep
Mass - Nicod, after Baronius, observes that the word comes from the Hebrew missach, ( oblatum, ) or from the Latin missa missorum; because in former times the catechumens and excommunicated were sent out of the church, when the deacons said, "Ite, missa est," after sermon and reading of the epistle, and Gospel; they not being allowed to assist at the Consecration
Nazarites - If, by accident, any one should have died in their presence, they recommenced the whole of their Consecration and Nazariteship
Timotheus Salofaciolus - After his Consecration he sent a letter to pope Leo, who replied in terms of warm congratulation, and urged the newly appointed "Catholic bishop of the Alexandrian church" to root out all remains of Nestorian as well as of Eutychian error ( Ep
le'Vites - At the time of their first Consecration there were 22,000 of them, almost exactly the number of the first-born males in the whole nation. In place of them they were to receive from the others the tithes of the produce of the land, from which they, in their turn, offered a tithe to the priests, as a recognition of their higher Consecration
Leviticus - ...
(2) Investiture of Aaron and Consecration of priests, Leviticus 8-10. ...
The only history in Leviticus is that of Aaron's Consecration, Nadab and Abihu's death, and the doom of the blasphemer (Leviticus 8-10; Leviticus 24:10-23), a solemn exhibition of Jehovah's laws in their execution
Rechab - " It was an adoption of the Rechabites into Israel, by incorporation with Levi, on the ground of their Nazarite-like purity and Consecration
Dinah - But Simeon and Levi, her own brothers, eager for revenge, required the Circumcision of the Shechemites as a condition of union, a rite already known in Egypt as an act of priestly Consecration; and when the feverish pain of the operation was at its height, on the third day, the two brothers, with their retainers, took cowardly advantage of their state, attacked, and killed all the males in the city
Foot - Broadly, they are clean by their Consecration to Him, but they need continual cleansing from the defilements of daily life
Circumcision - This rite, practised before, as some think, by divers races, was appointed by God to be the special badge of his chosen people, an abiding sign of their Consecration to him
Laying on of Hands - The notion of separation for an uncommon purpose probably also lies behind the imposition of hands on the Levites during their ceremony of Consecration (Numbers 8:5-15 ) and behind Moses' imposition of hands on Joshua during the ritual in which he was designated as Moses' successor (Numbers 27:18-23 ; cf
Aphraat (Aphrahat, Farhad - Either at his baptism or Consecration he adopted the name Jacob in addition to his own, and for this reason his works have sometimes been attributed to better-known namesakes
Gennadius (10), Bishop of Constantinople - of Rome, June 17, 460, did his utmost to prevent the voyage of Timothy, and to secure the immediate Consecration of an orthodox prelate for Alexandria
Evagrius of Antioch - After the schism at Antioch caused by Lucifer's Consecration of Paulinus, Evagrius left Antioch, and accompanied Eusebius of Vercelli to Italy in 363 or 364
Fire - The fire which came down from heaven, first upon the altar in the tabernacle, and afterward descended anew upon the altar in the temple of Solomon, at its Consecration, was there constantly fed and maintained by the priests, day and night, in the same manner as it had been in the tabernacle
Anointing - (b) Priests, at the first institution of the Levitical priesthood, were all anointed to their offices, the sons of Aaron as well as Aaron himself, Exodus 40:15; Numbers 3:3; but afterwards, anointing seems not to have been repeated at the Consecration of ordinary priests, but to have been especially reserved for the high priest, Exodus 29:29; Leviticus 16:32; so that "the priest that is anointed," Leviticus 4:3, is generally thought to mean the high priest, (c) Kings
Sanctification, Sanctify - Jeremiah 1:5 ); ( b ) at the Last Supper the Son endorses that Consecration in view of its dread issue, and proposes to share it with His disciples, as He dedicates Himself to the sacrifice of the cross. Thus in the Person of Jesus Christ sanctification assumes a new and very definite character; as Christian holiness, general Consecration to the service of God becomes a specific Consecration to the mission of redemption. Accordingly, in 1 Thessalonians 4:4 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:7 ‘sanctification’ is opposed specifically to ‘lust’ and sexual ‘uncleanness’ by contrast, probably, with the pagan ‘consecration’ to impure deities, as in the case of the hieroduloi of Corinth (cf
Aaron - "...
Aaron's humiliation and repentance must have been very deep; for two months after this great sin, God's foreappointed plan (Exodus 29) was carried into effect in the Consecration of Aaron to the high priesthood (Leviticus 8). ...
The Consecration comprised a sin offering for reconciliation, a burnt offering to express whole-hearted self-consecration to God, and a meat offering (minchah ), unbloody, of flour, salt, oil, and frankincense, to thank God for the blessings of nature (these marking the blessings and duties of man); then also the special tokens of the priestly office, the ram of Consecration, whose blood was sprinkled on Aaron and his sons to sanctify them, the sacred robes "for glory and for beauty," breast-plate, ephod, robe, embroidered coat, mitre, and girdle, and linen breeches (Exodus 28); and the anointing with the holy oil, which it was death for anyone else to compound or use (Exodus 30:22-38), symbolizing God's grace, the exclusive source of spiritual unction
Bishop - Timothy either at his ordination as presbyter, or else Consecration as temporary overseer or bishop over Ephesus, received a spiritual gift "by prophecy," i. At the ordination of the president three presbyters were always present to lay on hands; so the early church canons required three bishops to be present at the Consecration of a bishop
Temple, the Second - It was ready for Consecration in the spring of B
Priest - (For the Consecration and offices of the Jewish priesthood, we refer our readers to the books of Moses
Felix ii, Bishop of Rome - The other writers mentioned tell us that the election and Consecration of Felix took place in the imperial palace, since the people debarred the Arians from their churches; that three of the emperor's eunuchs represented the people, the consecrators being three heretical bishops, Epictetus of Centumellae, Acacius of Caesarea, and Basil of Ancyra; and it was only the Arian section of the clergy, though apparently a large one, that supported Felix
Foolishness - The foolishness of the formalist, who shuts his eyes (μωροὶ καὶ τυφλοί) to the spiritual side, the inward Consecration which gives meaning and value to conduct or to things (Luke 11:40, Matthew 23:17)
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - Isaac's fame as an anchorite became so great that he was raised to the bishopric of Nineveh, which, however, he resigned on the very day of his Consecration, owing to an incident which convinced him that his office was superfluous in a place where the gospel was little esteemed
Evagrius Ponticus, Anchoret And Writer - Gregory Nyssen thought so highly of Evagrius as a theologian and dialectician that he left him behind in Constantinople to aid the newly appointed bishop, Nectarius (who, before his Consecration, was a layman destitute of theological training) in dealing with heretics
Day of Atonement - He then offered burnt offerings of Consecration, first for the priests and then for the people
Porphyrius, Patriarch of Antioch - Porphyry then managed to get into his hands Cyriacus, Diophantus, and other presbyters of the orthodox party who were likely to be troublesome, and seized the opportunity of the Olympian festival at Antioch, when the population had poured forth to the spectacles of Daphne, to lock himself and his three consecrators, Acacius, Antiochus, and Severianus, whom he had kept hiding at his own house, with a few of the clergy, into the chief church, and to receive Consecration at their hands
Petrus ii., Archbaptist of Alexandria - The clergy and magistrates assented to the nomination; the people in general applauded; the neighbouring bishops came together to attend the Consecration, in which, according to a "fragment" of Alexandrian history, the dying archbp. ...
Peter refers to the invocation of the Holy Spirit at the Eucharistic Consecration, and intimates that monks used to precede a newly arrived bishop, chanting the Psalms
Orders, Holy - The minister of episcopal Consecration is a bishop, who is assisted by two other bishops; the Holy See can dispense from the need of co-consecrating bishops
Holy Orders - The minister of episcopal Consecration is a bishop, who is assisted by two other bishops; the Holy See can dispense from the need of co-consecrating bishops
Rest (And Forms) - This is a picture of that which is the blessing of the child of GOD who, in complete Consecration, quits his wandering from the paths of the Lord, and gives his life completely to the Holy Spirit
Firstborn - Still, to mark the Consecration of Israel to Jehovah, the redemption money was exacted for every firstborn (Numbers 18:15)
Curse - With this extension of meaning we may see a genuine instance in the special Consecration of John the Baptist (Luke 1:15; Luke 7:33), and a corrupt instance in the system of Corban (Mark 7:11 ff
Hesychius (25), Presbyter of Jerusalem - 233, § 42), as accompanying Juvenal, patriarch of Jerusalem, to the Consecration of the church of the "laura" of St
Fill - 43:26, where no literal hand is filled with anything, but the phrase is a technical term for “consecration”: “Seven days shall they [3] the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves
Sacrifice - There is a controversy among Catholic authors as to whether this change or alteration requires a physical destruction (either in the strict or an equivalent sense) or is sufficiently expressed by a moral Consecration
Levites - The Consecration of Levites was without much ceremony
Priest - But at the Consecration of Aaron and his sons Moses officiated as priest for the last time (Leviticus 8:14-29; Exodus 29:10-26). Besides, with the blood of the ram of Consecration Moses sprinkled the right car (implying openness to hear God's voice, Isaiah 1:5; Deuteronomy 33:9-10 Messiah), the right hand to dispense God's gifts, and the foot always to walk in God's ways. The Consecration was transmitted from father to son without needing renewal. The Nazarite vow gave a kind of priestly Consecration to "stand before" Him, as in the case of the Rechabites (Amos 2:11; Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 35:19; 1 Chronicles 2:55)
Sanctify - When the Consecration occurred, Aaron and his sons were sprinkled with the blood of the atonement. ...
Qâdash is also applied to the Consecration of things by placing them into a state of ritualistic or cultic purity and dedicating them solely to God’s use (cultic use; cf. The priests performed the actual Consecration ceremony while an individual decided that something he owned was to be given to God: “… King David did dedicate [4] unto the Lord …” ( Priest - The other ram, when the priests had laid their hands upon him, was likewise slain by Moses for the sacrifice of Consecration. This ceremony, which continued for eight days, for ever separated the priests from all the other Israelites, not excepting the Levites; so that there was subsequently no need of any farther Consecration, neither for themselves nor their posterity, Exodus 29:35-37 ; Leviticus 10:7 ; Romans 1:1 ; Ephesians 3:3 ; Acts 13:2-3 . That the ceremonies of inauguration or Consecration, however, were practised at every new accession of a high priest to his office, seems to be hinted in the following passages, Exodus 29:29 ; Leviticus 16:32 ; Leviticus 21:10 ; Numbers 20:26-28 ; Numbers 35:25
Flavianus (4) i, Bishop of Antioch - A synodal letter was, however, dispatched to Damasus and the Western bishops, recognizing Flavian's Consecration as legitimate (Theod. The division between Flavian and Egypt and the West was finally healed by Chrysostom, who took the opportunity of the presence of Theophilus, patriarch of Alexandria, at Constantinople for his Consecration in 398, to induce him to become reconciled with Flavian, and to join in dispatching an embassy to Rome to supplicate Siricius to recognize Flavian as canonical bishop of Antioch
Gaudentius, Bishop of Brescia - In his sermon on Philaster he mentions that it is the fourteenth time that he has pronounced his yearly panegyric; but as the date of his Consecration to the episcopate is conjectural, this indication is not decisive. They were delivered respectively on the day of his own Consecration, at the dedication of his new basilica, at Milan by desire of St
Hand - ...
Hebrew “to fill the hand” expressed the Consecration of a priest (Judges 17:5 ) or a congregation's dedication (2 Chronicles 29:31 )
Bread, Bread of Presence - It played a role in the Consecration of the Aaronic priests (Exodus 29:2-3 )
Laying on of Hands - Peace offerings (Leviticus 3:2-13 ) and sin offerings (Leviticus 4:4-33 ; Leviticus 8:14 ) were made in the same way, as were the offering of the “ram of Consecration” or ordination (Leviticus 8:22 ) and the sin offering on the annual day of atonement (Leviticus 16:21 )
Laying on of Hands - The fact, however, that Jewish Rabbis employed this rite when a disciple was authorized to teach, favours the view that it was commonly practised in the Apostolic Church, as it was almost universally in the post-Apostolic, in Consecration to ministerial office
Bonifacius i, Pope - of Ostia) assisted at the Consecration of Eulalius, nine at that of Boniface
Gervasius - ]'>[1] The empress Justina was striving to obtain one of the churches of Milan for Arian worship, and help was needed to sustain the orthodox in their opposition to the imperial authority, Just at this time a new and splendid basilica was awaiting Consecration
Gregorius, Saint., the Illuminator - 387) date his Consecration a
Polychronius, Bishop of Apamea - Polychronius was probably younger than Theodore; at any rate his Consecration as bp
Sacrifice - In Moses' Consecration of the people the blood represented their collective life consecrated to Jehovah; so in the priests' Consecration with the ram's blood, and in the blood thrown on their persons, the consecrated life was given back to them to be devoted to Jehovah's service. ...
The burnt offering came before the sin offering in the princes' offerings in dedicating the altar and in reconsecrating the Nazarite, where personal holiness was subordinate to the idea of national Consecration (Numbers 6:14; Numbers 7:15, etc. The ceremonies of sacrifice were:...
(1) the victim's presentation at the altar;...
(2) the laying on of hands, signifying Consecration to death (Leviticus 24:14);...
(3) slaughtering, being the completion of the penal death, whereby the blood became the medium of expiation;...
(4) the sprinkling of the blood against the altar, completing the expiation;...
(5) the burning of the flesh;...
(6) the sacrificial meal at the sanctuary
Confession (of Sin) - The baptism of John, we must remember, had more than one aspect: it was not only the baptism of repentance, but the baptism of preparation for the approaching kingdom of heaven (Matthew 3:2) and of Consecration to its service (Luke 3:10-14). It is not as an act of confession, but as one of self-consecration (including, it may be, an element of sympathetic self-humiliation, cf
John the Baptist - He came, as Jesus once said, “in the way of righteousness”; and the righteousness he wished men to possess … did not consist in mere obedience to the law of a carnal commandment, but in repentance towards God and deliberate self-consecration to His kingdom’ (Lambert, The Sacraments in the NT , p. ), He did not come confessing sin as did all other men ( Matthew 3:6 ); the act marked His Consecration to His Messianic work, and His identification of Himself with sinners
Augustus - The word, cognate with augur, had a sacred ring about it, having been applied (a) to places and objects which either possessed by nature or acquired by Consecration a religious or hallowed character; (b) to the gods. ‘It suggested religious sanctity and surrounded the son of the deified Julius with a halo of Consecration’ (Bury, A History of the Roman Empire, 1893, p
Pass'Over, - (4) The Consecration of the first-fruits, the firstborn of the soil, is an easy type of the Consecration of the first born of the Israelites, and of our own best selves, to God
Eusebius, Bishop of Vercellae - But Lucifer of Cagliari had preceded him and aggravated the schism by the hasty Consecration of Paulinus as a rival bishop; and Eusebius immediately withdrew from Antioch
Zeal - How far may the zealot for a higher morality and a purer religion seem to compromise with such? May he dine with his heathen relatives? marry them? divorce them if already married? Can slaves continue to serve heathen masters? Also the Christian must have zeal for his own character, develop all his talents for usefulness, have an ambitious morality, and not allow wealth (Matthew 19:21) or even natural claims (Matthew 10:37) to hinder Consecration to God
Levi - We have the account, Num 3They were subordinate to the priests, and their Consecration to their offices was not with so much ceremony, (see Numbers 7:5-7) nevertheless they were all of one tribe, (see 2 Chronicles 29:34) Their provision was noble
Aaron - In the Consecration of the high priest the supreme act was anointing with oil (Leviticus 8:12), from which, indeed, the designation Messiah (‘anointed one’) arose
Maximus the Cynic, Bishop of Constantinople - The conspirators chose a night when Gregory was confined by illness, burst into the cathedral, and commenced the Consecration
Passover - Israel's deliverance front Egyptian bondage and adoption by Jehovah was sealed by the Passover, which was their Consecration to Him. Israel's firstborn, thus exempted from destruction, became in a special sense Jehovah's; accordingly their Consecration follows in Exodus 13. )...
The Consecration of the firstborn in Exodus 13, naturally connects itself with the Consecration of the firstfruits, which is its type
High Priest - ...
The Consecration of the high priest was an elaborate seven-day ritual involving special baths, putting on special garments, and anointing with oil and with blood (Exodus 29:1-37 ; Leviticus 6:19-22 ; Leviticus 8:5-35 ). ...
High Priest and Chief Priests The ordination rite for the high priest included the Consecration of his sons as well (Exodus 29:8-9 ,Exodus 29:8-9,29:20-21 )
Eusebius, Bishop of Samosata - of Samorata in 361, he took part in the Consecration of Meletius to the see of Antioch. Meletius was then in communion with the Arians, an a coalition of bishops of both parties place the document affirming the Consecration in the hands of Eusebius
Levi - It is the phrase which became the terminus technicus for Consecration to the priesthood, and there is no reason for giving a different meaning to it here
Sanctification - In the Greek New Testament, the root hag - is the basis of hagiasmos , “holiness,” “consecration,” “sanctification”; hagiosyne , “holiness”; hagiotes , “holiness”; hagiazo “to sanctify,” “consecrate,” “treat as holy,” “purify”; and hagios , “holy,” “saint
Miletus - Paul and the Ephesians, the record of which has given Miletus an abiding Consecration
Acacius, Bishop of Beroea - The same year, on the death of Meletius, taking a prominent part in the Consecration of Flavian to the bishopric of Antioch [1], thus perpetuating the Eustathian schism, he incurred displeasure both in East and West, and was cut off from communion with the church of Rome (Soz
Anointing - Dictionary of the Bible , Encyclopaedia Biblica , article ‘Anointing’), but it seems clear that it came to signify the Consecration of persons and things to the service of God, and also the communication to, e
Eutychius - In this treatise Eutychius argues against the Quartodecimans, against the Hydroparastatae who use water instead of wine at communion (he says that the only apostolic tradition is the mixture of both), against certain schismatic Armenians who used only wine, and against some Greeks and Armenians who adored the elements as soon as they were offered and before Consecration
Holiness - Consecration). In these passages ἅγιος is applied to the ideal Servant, in whose Consecration, even unto death, God’s moral glory was revealed. … Only as they saw their Lord devote His person in the consummating sacrifice would they be prepared to realize what their Christian Consecration involved’ (Findlay, Expositor, vi. Into the world Christ sent the men for whose Consecration He prayed, and His promise, ‘Ye shall know that ye are in me’ (John 14:20), conveyed to them His assurance that ‘in the world’ they should attain to holiness
Feasts - There was no offering of Consecration, for the offerings for sanctifying the whole had been presented long before. It was not a Consecration of what was begun, but a joyful thanksgiving for what was completed
Impostors - 744
Benedict Levita (Benedict the Deacon), author of a forged collection of documents (848-850)
Leotardus and Wilgardus, in the 11th century
the Anabaptist John of Leyden (John Bokelzoon), who flourished in 1533 and who was possibly insane
the Pseudo-Isidore (Isidore Mercator), author of a whole series of apocrypha, including the False Decretals
Paulua Tigrinus, pretended Patriarch of Constantinople, who deceived Pope Clement VII
the Franciscan friar, James of Jülich, who performed all the functions of a bishop without having received Consecration
several individuals contemporary with and imitative of Saint Joan of Arc
Sir John Oldcastle, the Wycliffite, possibly deluded
those connected with the veneration of the ashes of Richard Wyche (burned 1440)
Johann Bohm, the Hussite, possibly a mere tool
Jack Cade, whose rebellion, however, was of no religious significance any more than that of Wat Tyler
Lambert Simnel (1487)
Perkin Warbeck (1497)
Numerous other secular pretenders to royal thrones include ...
Alexis Comnenus
the false Baldwin
the impersonator of Frederick II
after the death of Sebastian of Portugal, a whole series of pretenders to the throne
The "false Demetrius," however, was never proved to be an impostor; the six impersonators of Louis XVII were unquestionably such
Cosmetics - In worship services, anointing was a special part of Consecration (Exodus 30:30-32 )
Circumcision - For him, circumcision entailed Consecration to the Lord and to the high moral ideals of the covenant, of which holiness was representative (Leviticus 11:44 )
Oil - The same idea is present in the Consecration of the tabernacle and especially the priesthood
Hand - It is often taken for ordination and Consecration of priests and ministers, as well among the Jews as Christians, Numbers 8:10 ; Acts 6:6 ; Acts 13:3 ; 1 Timothy 4:14
Proterius, Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria - ]'>[1] The "dux" Dionysius being absent in Upper Egypt, Timotheus found it the easier to gather a disorderly following and obtain irregular Consecration
Transubstantiation - Pascasius Radbert, a monk, and afterward abbot of Corbey in Picardy, published a treatise concerning the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, in which he did not hesitate to maintain the following most extraordinary positions: "That after the Consecration of the bread and wine in the Lord's Supper, nothing remained of these symbols but the outward form or figure, under which the body and blood of Christ were really and locally present; and that this body so present was the identical body that had been born of the Virgin Mary, had suffered on the cross, and had been raised from the dead. At one synod held at Rome, under the immediate eye of the pope, the fathers of whom it consisted so successfully alarmed Berenger, that, not having sufficient vigour of mind to stand firm against their cruelty, he confessed that he had been in error, and subscribed the following declaration composed by one of the cardinals: "The bread and wine which are placed on the altar are, after Consecration, not merely a sacrament, symbol, or figure, but even the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is handled by the hands of the priests, and broken and chewed by the teeth of the faithful. In the next century, the ingenuity of some theologian invented what was wanting; the change that takes place on the elements after Consecration having been denominated by him transubstantiation
Nehemiah, Theology of - The fact that it was not on one of the prescribed holy days indicated that Consecration is not to be restricted to certain special days in the year. ...
This Consecration of the city reminds us of dedication of the altar in Ezra 3:8-13
Levites - ...
The Levites were purified for service with bathing, shaving, washing clothes, imposition of Israel' s hands, waving them as a wave offering to Jehovah (compare our gospel "living sacrifice," Romans 12:1) toward the four points of the compass, in token of entire Consecration of all their powers; the Levite then laid hands on one bullock offered for a sin offering and another for a burnt offering. ) Micah's Consecration of the homeless Levite as his household priest implies a relapse in dark times to the original household priesthood
Sacraments - A sacrament was something set apart for sacred purposes; it was also, in certain cases, of the nature of a vow of self-consecration, resembling the oath of the Roman soldier (cf
Temple, Solomon's - The reasons for this strange delay in its Consecration are unknown
Propitiation - It is used of the ram offered at the Consecration of the high priest, Exodus 29:33 , and of the blood which God gave upon the altar to make "propitiation" for the souls of the people, and that because "the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 , and "it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life" (RV)
Nazarite - Whereas the Nazarite marked this by abstaining from wine, the Christian seals his Consecration by obeying Christ's invitation, "drink ye all of this
Elder - They demanded that Samuel appoint a king (1 Samuel 8:4-5 ); they played crucial roles in David's getting and retaining the throne (2 Samuel 3:17 ; 2 Samuel 5:3 ; 2 Samuel 17:15 ; 2 Samuel 19:11-12 ); and they represented the people at the Consecration of the Temple of Solomon (1Kings 8:1,1 Kings 8:3 )
Oneness - Hence the loving obedience of the disciple to his Lord should correspond to the Consecration of the Son to the Father (John 15:10)
Church Government - All Christians are priests alike; but, inasmuch as it is by the Spirit that the whole Church is consecrated to the priesthood, so the special ministers need a special Consecration by the Spirit. But the action is a symbol, not an instrument of Consecration
Supper - The consequence was that social differences were accentuated, and the prayer of Consecration was omitted
Marks - Paul here emphasizes his Consecration of himself to his Lord by using a figure, familiar to his readers, taken from the practice of branding a slave with the name or symbol of the deity to whose service he was devoted
Food - In Deuteronomy 14:21 the context suggests an additional reason for the prohibition, namely, that Israel as being "holy unto the Lord" should not eat any food inconsistent with that Consecration, for instance what "dieth of itself," or a kid cooked in its mother's milk, as indicating contempt of the natural relation which God sanctified between parent and offspring
Aaron - Reference must be made to other articles for his Consecration, his purely priestly functions, and his relation to the Levites (see articles Priests and Levites, Sacrifice, Tabernacle)
Zabii - They dedicated images to the sun and the other celestial orbs, supposing that, by a formal Consecration of them to those luminaries, a divine virtue was infused into them, by which they acquired the faculty of understanding, and the power of conferring prophecy and other gifts upon their worshippers
Heaven - The Christian heaven may be described to be a state of eternal communion with God, and Consecration to hallowed devotional and active services; from which will result an uninterrupted increase of knowledge, holiness, and joy, to the glorified and immortalized assembly of the redeemed
Priest - [1] The ceremony of their Consecration is described in HIGH PRIEST - 1986 ( Exodus 29:1 ; Leviticus 8:1 )
Julianus, Bishop of Halicarnassus - In 560, immediately after his decease, seven of his presbyters, who were also Julianists, are said to have placed the hands of his corpse on the head of a monk named Eutropius, and then to have recited the Consecration prayer over him
Sanctify, Sanctification - When Jesus employs these words, He seems to give them their true historical sense as implying (1) a state of Consecration to the Divine purposes, and (2) a state of ethical holiness. Likeness to the Father involves complete Consecration to His holy purpose, and readiness to be separated from every evil thing (Matthew 5:6; Matthew 13:43; Matthew 18:8 ||). The idea of Consecration is not absent (cf
Sabbath - The Consecration of the Sabbath was coeval with the creation
Teach, Teacher - Such education should occur in the context of the Passover feast and the Consecration of the firstborn (Exodus 13:1-16 )
Beauty - ); the courage and Consecration of the widow who gave her mites to the Lord (Mark 12:42 ff
Betrothal - It is interesting to note that the conventionalizing of the môhar is evidenced in the words which are now used for the ceremony of betrothal: קדנשׁין ‘consecration,’ אירושׂין ‘betrothal,’ שׁדבין ‘compact,’ הנאיס ‘conditions
Fruit (2) - This figure betokens the utter Consecration and determination of the holiness of God to our redemption
Psalms, the Book of - Temple hymns; sung at the Consecration of the temple, the entrance of the ark, etc
Joannes (520), Monk And Author - Moschus was at Jerusalem at the Consecration of the patriarch Amos (149), probably therefore A
Amen (2) - ...
It is, however, in connexion with the Eucharist, in the special sense of the term, that the Fathers particularly mention the responsive Amen, and refer to it as said after the doxology with which the long Prayer of Consecration closed. This, therefore, the faithful respond at the Consecration of so great a mystery, as also in every prayer duly said, and by responding declare assent
Red Heifer - But no special reason other wise that I know of is given in the word of God for the Consecration of seven to sacred things
Blood - It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn Consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers
Poetry - Trumpets with loud hoarse note accompanied the bringing in of the ark (1 Chronicles 15:24); also at the temple's Consecration (2 Chronicles 5:12); also at the restoration of temple worship under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:26-27); also at the founding of the second temple (Ezra 3:10)
Acceptance - There is an aristocracy of the spiritual as well as of the natural life; the saved are one in the fact of salvation, but not in the magnitude of their attainments or the quality of their influence; and they are more or less acceptable to God according to the entireness of their Consecration and the value of their service
Blood - It could not but be that a ceremony, the meaning of which was so deeply embedded in the religions experience of the race, and which was so well fitted to symbolize the solemn Consecration to mutual obligations, should find its significance completely expressed in the blood of Christ through which God would reunite Himself in even more spiritual bonds to the lives of Christ’s followers
Ethics - Discussion of ethical problems would be out of place in a worship manual, but a much deeper sense of personal Consecration and concern for social righteousness is evident in Judah's praise and prayer. Paul presents a perpetually progressive ideal, developing constantly in its scope of love, its depth of Consecration, and in likeness to Christ
Truth (2) - By His Consecration or devotion of Himself to the fulfilment of this purpose of revelation, Christ makes it possible for His disciples to be consecrated to God’s service—a Consecration which, as the double meaning of the term allows, implies personal purification from sin
Blessing (2) - ’ Though thanksgiving is an essential, and indeed the most prominent, element in Consecration or sanctification, the ideas must be kept distinct. It thus appears that the predominant idea in the Gospel usage of such expressions as ‘blessing the bread’ is not so much that of sanctification or Consecration as of thanksgiving to God for the gift
Priest, Christ as - The Consecration continued with the daily sacrifice of two lambs a year old, and when completed, "the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle" (Exodus 40:35 )
Amphilochius, Archbishop of Iconium - The first took place soon after his Consecration, about Easter 374, and was somewhat protracted, his ministrations on this occasion making a deep impression on the people of Caesarea (Ep
Hadrianus, Publius Aelius, Emperor - In 131 the emperor began to execute the plan conceived earlier in his reign of making Jerusalem a Roman colonia and rebuilding it as Aelia Capitolina thus commemorating both the gens to which the emperor belonged and its Consecration to the Capitolian Jupiter
Abraham - 21 is occupied with the narrative of Abraham’s adventures in the Negeb especially his covenant with Abimelech of Gerar which leads up to the Consecration of the sanctuary of Beersheba to the worship of Jahweh
Clean, Cleanness - In the Ancient Near Eastern religions the idea of holiness was applied to a person in a state of Consecration to the service of a deity, whose cultic worship could, and frequently did, involve acts of a gross sexual nature
Guilt (2) - James 2:10), is the method whereby Consecration to God’s service and boldness of access are secured. Hebrews 2:9-11; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:12) is, not indeed the formal Consecration of the sinner, but the removal of the ‘weight’ of guilt (Hebrews 12:1), of which the fulness of faith (Hebrews 10:22) is the counterpart in spiritual experience
Offerings, the - Thus at the Consecration of Aaron and his sons, the fat, the fat tail, the caul, the kidneys, and the right shoulder of the ram, together with one loaf of bread, one cake of oiled bread, and one wafer, were placed in the hands of Aaron, and in the hands of his sons, to wave them for a wave offering before the Lord, and then they were burnt on the altar for a burnt offering. ...
Christ is thus the antitype of all the sacrifices: in them is foreshadowed His devotedness unto death; the perfection and purity of His life of Consecration to God; the ground and subject of communion of His people; and, finally, the removal of sin by sacrifice
Organization (2) - The one new institution He delivered into the keeping of His followers was in the Consecration of that Last Supper destined to be the first of an ageless series, and to be the perpetual symbol of the vital union of the Church and its Lord in things visible and invisible (Matthew 26:26-27, Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19). From ‘disciples,’ the followers and learners of Jesus, they became more conscious of mutual bonds of faith and Consecration, so that ἀδελφοί (‘brothers’) better described them (Acts 28:14), since in the fellowship of Christ they had abolished the demarcations of nation, wealth, position, and sex (Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11), and had attained to that kinship which is as close as that of mother and brethren (Luke 8:21)
Holiness - The expression is no doubt of OT origin, and means ‘consecrated to God,’ with the thought that this Consecration involves effort after moral purity (cf
Sacrifice - In the Consecration of Aaron and his sons, ( Leviticus 8:1 )
Uniqueness - He submitted to a Consecration rite at the hands of one who declared that he was not worthy to unloose the latchet of His shoe (John 1:27 ||)
Euphemius, Patriarch of Constantinople - As the emperor Zeno died in 491, this must have occurred within two years after the Consecration of Euphemius, and it witnesses alike to his intrepidity and his influence
Psalms, Book of, - Among these they recognize the ordinance of sacrifice as in expression of the worshipper's Consecration of himself to God's service
Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria - The life of Athanasius divides itself naturally into seven sections, respectively terminated by (1) his Consecration; (2) his first exile; (3) his second exile; (4) his second return; (5) his third exile; (6) his fourth exile; (7) his death. ...
(2) From his Consecration (326) to his First Exile (336). —At the outset of his archiepiscopate is to be placed the organization of the church in Ethiopia or Abyssinia by his Consecration of Frumentius as bp
Cyprianus (1) Thascius Caecilius - The party were in episcopal communion, took part in the episcopal election at Carthage, presently elected a new bishop for themselves, and procured episcopal Consecration for him. When Novatus visited Rome, he threw himself into the election then proceeding, and, after opposing the candidate who was chosen, procured episcopal Consecration for his nominee there also. ) announced the Consecration of Novatian to the Roman see
Leo i, the Great - (For date of Consecration see Ballerini's note, Patr. Anatolius had been Dioscorus's representative at Constantinople, and what security had Leo for his orthodoxy? Moreover, he had simply announced his Consecration, without asking for Leo's consent to it. the day of his Consecration—an occasion on which a provincial council used annually to be assembled at Rome—he expresses his sense of his own insignificance but of the magnitude of his position and of the presence of St
High Priest - In Nehemiah 12:10-119 and elsewhere "the priest that is anointed," for he alone of the priests was anointed on the head in Consecration, "the crown of the anointing oil of his God" Leviticus 21:12), i. The high priest's Consecration at the tabernacle door with washing in water, arraying in priestly vestments, anointing with costly oil, and sanctifying with sacrifices, answer to Christ's baptism with water, anointing with the Holy Spirit, and clothing with His curiously wrought body (Hebrews 10:5; Psalms 139:15)
Holiness Purity - We may compare Hebrews 12:14, ‘without holiness, no man shall see the Lord,’ where, however, the word is ἀγιασμός, or ‘consecration’ (see Sanctification), the process, of which ἁγιότης is the result. The epithet ‘holy’ is used in the same sense of Consecration to special service in John 6:69, which again may be compared with John 10:36 : ὃν ὁ πατὴρ ἡγίασεν, i
Priests And Levites - His Consecration...
The high priest, who is the eldest son of his predecessor in the office, is consecrated by an elaborate ritual consisting of washing, solemn vesting in his robes, anointing by pouring oil on the head, and several sacrificial rites, among them the sprinkling with blood and the anointing with oil of different parts of the body. Their Consecration
Law of Moses - (a) At the Consecration of priests. (a) Their Consecration
Genseric, King of the Vandals - Genseric prohibited the Consecration of new bishops in place of those banished
Pope - And, according to the discipline of the latter ages, though they are presented to the pope for their office from their respective countries, yet from him they must receive their bulls of Consecration before they can take possession of their sees
Gelasius (1) i, Bishop of Rome - ...
The treatise de Duabus Naturis, arguing against the Eutychian position that the union of the human and divine natures in Christ implies the absorption of the human into the divine, adduces the Eucharist as the image, similitude, and representation of the same mystery, the point being that as, after Consecration, the natural substance of the bread and wine remains unchanged, so the human nature of Christ remained unchanged notwithstanding its union with divinity
Bishop, Elder, Presbyter - ’ Theodore erroneously supposed that ‘laying on of the hands of the presbytery’ (1 Timothy 4:14) meant Consecration of Timothy by some of the Twelve
Jesus Christ - ...
"Christ" implies His Consecration and qualification for the work He undertook, namely, by His unction with the Holy Spirit, of which the Old Testament oil anointings were the type; in the womb (Luke 1:35), and especially at His baptism, when the Holy Spirit (as a dove) abode on Him (Matthew 3:16; John 1:32-33). " Jesus received His solemn Consecration to His redeeming work by John's baptism with water (to which He came not, as all others, confessing sin, but undertaking to "fulfill all righteousness") and at the same time by the Holy Spirit's descent permanently, accompanied by the Father's acceptance of Him as our Redeemer, "this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased," namely, as undertaking to become man's Saviour
Novatianus And Novatianism - After his Consecration Novatian dispatched the usual epistles announcing it to the bishops of the chief sees to Cyprian Dionysius of Alexandria Fabius of Antioch. In Africa they established themselves in many cities within the course of the two years subsequent to Novatian's Consecration in the spring of 251
Holy Spirit - A special Consecration rested upon Jacob, in view of which the Gentiles might be regarded as aliens, sinners, who were outside the purpose ( Galatians 2:15 , Ephesians 2:12 ; Ephesians 4:18 )
Altar - The art of sinful beings would mar, rather than aid, the Consecration of the common meeting ground
Sabbath - The spirit of the command remains, though the letter is modified (Romans 13:8-10); the Consecration of one day in seven is the essential thing
Anointing (2) - In the OT anointing was the symbol of Consecration alike in the case of prophet (1 Kings 19:16), priest (Leviticus 8:12), and king (1 Samuel 10:1)
Diognetus, Epistle to - ...
It is worth noting that an Ambrose, of the Consecration of Antioch, is said in a Syriac tradition to have been the third primate of Edessa and the East (Burkitt, Early Eastern Christianity , p
Complacency - By these words He testified the peculiar pleasure with which He regarded His Son at the moment of His Consecration to His mission; His satisfaction with the spirit of submission to the Father’s will which had characterized Jesus throughout the years of obscurity during which He prepared Himself for His ministry, and the lowliness with which He submitted to the baptism of John—because thus it became Him ‘to fulfil all righteousness’; and His gracious acceptance of the voluntary offering which the Son now made to the Father. It was the moment of Consecration to that ministry of humiliation to fulfil which Christ had come into the world
Sacrifice - ...
The burnt offering, so called because the whole animal was burnt upon the altar, indicated the complete Consecration, or self-dedication, of the offerer to God (Leviticus 1:9; cf
Animals - ...
In the Old Testament, sacrifices involved the offering of certain unblemished animals (Exodus 12:1-8 ; Leviticus 4,16 ), or their blood was used on other occasions such as the Consecration of priests ( Exodus 29 )
Census - Psalm 30 (see its authoritative heading, which ought to be read "A Psalm of David at the dedication of the house," namely, of God) commemorates "the dedication," or Consecration, of the site whereon subsequently Solomon's temple was built
Messiah - What must be kept in mind, however, is that this anointing of shields, cultic objects, and men and women did convey ideas, such as qualification, beautification, and Consecration, which are inherent in the anointing Acts and purposes that do have messianic significance
Minister Ministry - The priesthood belongs to Christians, not as individuals, but as members of the Church, in the ‘royal priesthood’ of which each has a share; and the sacrifice which each brings is service and self-consecration, made acceptable by union with the sacrifice offered by Christ
Chronicles, Books of - Construction and Consecration (2 Chronicles 2:1-7:22 )...
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Martinus, Saint, Bishop of Tours - He found there a number of bishops gathered for the Consecration of a new bishop, Felix, to the vacant see of Trèves
Moravians - Those who have the majority of votes are taken into the lot, and they who are approved are consecrated accordingly; but, by Consecration, they are vested with no superiority over their brethren, since it behoves him who is the greatest to be the servant of all. In their opinion, episcopal Consecration does not confer any power to preside over one or more congregations; and a bishop can discharge no office but by the appointment of a synod, or of the Elders' Conference of the Unity
Vicarious Sacrifice - John 15:13 is an important passage, as some have made τιθέναι τὴν ψυχὴν ὑπέρ point to a substitutionary death of judicial significance; but there is no reason to see in it more than a complete Consecration of life to the good of others, that witholds not even when it leads to death. The passage simply means the complete Consecration of His life to His work with all that it involved, but it does not give any special interpretation of His death
Tabernacle - The offerings, as brought by the people were a type of Consecration to God, of conversion and new life, through the atonement
Sacrifice And Offering - In the instructions given for the building of the tabernacle and the establishment of a priestly organization, sacrifices were to be used in the Consecration or ordination of the priests (Exodus 29:1 )
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - Jeroboam's sin and his Consecration of non-Levitical clergy sealed the doom of his royal house (1 Kings 12:28-31 ; 13:33 ; 14:9 )
Knowledge - Thus individuals learn the outstanding features of their own characters (James 1:23), the sanctity of their lives as being the temples of God (1 Corinthians 3:16), the value of their bodies as members of Christ (1 Corinthians 6:15), and the Consecration of all the powers of body and mind as an acceptable service to God (Romans 12:1)
Euchites - 426, from the synod held for the Consecration of Sisinnius, the successor of Atticus, in which Theodotus of Antioch and a bishop named Neon are mentioned by Photius as taking active parts
Ambrosius of Milan - His discourses on virginity became famous, and attracted virgins from distant parts to receive Consecration at his hands. These discourses, in the third year after his ordination, he digested into three books, de Virginibus , which were addressed in their new form to his sister, and which contain, besides much praise of Marcellina, the address made to her at her Consecration by the bp
Chrysostom, John, Bishop of Constantinople - On this principle, which every healthy conscience now repudiates, Chrysostom proceeded to plan and execute a deliberate fraud to entrap his friend Basil into Consecration to the episcopate. When the time of Consecration arrived, and Basil was carried before the bishops, and reluctantly forced to accept ordination, Chrysostom was nowhere to be found, and it was represented to Basil that he had been already consecrated
Dioscorus (1), Patriarch of Alexandria - Dioscorus (1) , patriarch of Alexandria, succeeded Cyril about midsummer 444, receiving Consecration, according to one report (Mansi, vii. Theodoret, whose testimony in his favour cannot be suspected, declared in a letter to Dioscorus, soon after his Consecration, that the fame of his virtues, and particularly of his modesty and humility, was widely spread (Ep
Common Life - His presence and first miracle at the wedding at Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11)—a miracle which shows His deep sympathy with even trivial human needs—is in itself a Consecration of marriage
Coelestinus, Commonly Called Celestine, b.p. of Rome - ...
With this letter may be compared a short one (Ephesians 5 ), written in 429, to urge the Apulian and Calabrian bishops to observe the canons, and not to gratify any popular wish for the Consecration of a person who had not served in the ministry. (On this subject of per saltum Consecrations, see Bingham, ii
Judges, the Book of - Abimelech's was the first effort to substitute an earthly king for the Lord of the theocracy, Samson's history illustrates Israel's, whom he represents, strength and weakness, strength in separation to Jehovah, utter weakness when the Consecration became severed, as Samson's locks, by lust
Sacrifices - Consecration is the other side of reconciliation (Exodus 29:15; Exodus 29:33)
Leviticus, Theology of - With regard to "holy" versus "common, " atonement was required in "consecration" procedures for sanctifying persons, places, or things to make them "holy" (e
Gregorius (32) Turonensis, Bishop of Tours - Previous authorities have generally given the year 543, from the passage in the Vita which states that he was 30 years old at the time of his Consecration, i
Nazirite - To be a hero against his people’s enemies is the end of Samson’s Consecration
Nazirite - To be a hero against his people’s enemies is the end of Samson’s Consecration
Presence (2) - ), after Consecration
Matthew, the Gospel According to - Introduction; Christ's genealogy, birth; visit of the wise men; flight to Egypt; return to Nazareth; John the Baptist's preparatory ministry; Christ's baptism and Consecration to His office by the Holy Spirit, with the Father's declared approval (Matthew 1-3)
Church - The propitiatory ritual of the Day of Atonement was expressly designed for the Consecration of the whole nation ( Leviticus 16:1-34 )
Clean And Unclean - On the one hand we find the conception of holiness as expressing an official Consecration and dedication to the Divine beings
Eucharist - The first half of Luke 22:19 (the Consecration of the bread), which, if the account were symmetrical, would appear (as arranged in Rush-brooke’s Synopticon ) before Luke 22:15 , is then added to complete the institution
War, Holy War - Here they pause to perform a lengthy, time-consuming Consecration service (Joshua 8:30-35 )
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - He wrote to Theophilus, "oblige me as your son and brother" (alluding to his own Consecration by Theophilus), by being reconciled to these men
Redemption (2) - All the Gospels give prominence to the Baptism of Jesus, with its Consecration of Himself ‘to fulfil all righteousness’ (in Mt
Sanctification - Another name for this action is "consecration
Metaphor - It was the Consecration of the whole harvest to Him
Gregorius Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocaesarea - He was preferred to men of eloquence and station by reason of his humble self-consecration to God, and justified the choice by reason of his excellent discourse, holy living, and martyr death
Atonement (2) - ), or traditions like that of the Consecration of St
Lord's Prayer (ii) - ’ But apart from the Consecration of long and hallowed use, the name is appropriate as giving expression to the fact that the prayer comes to us from the very lips of our Lord
Atonement - (1) Was the act purely symbolical an expression of penitence, confession, prayer, Consecration, surrender of one’s life to God? Hardly; for if, in one way, the victim is identified with the offerer, in another it is distinguished from him as a creature through whose blood-shedding expiation is made for his sin
Abstinence - The ideal of Christian conduct is sometimes said to be self-realization, not self-suppression; Consecration, not renunciation
Adam - " The goodness of man, as a rational being, must lie in devotedness and Consecration to God; consequently, man was at first holy
Liberius, Bishop of Rome - It seems probable that a considerable party among the clergy at least concurred in this Consecration
Priest (2) - The offering in Hebrews is invariably associated with sin, not with Consecration; with Christ’s death, not with His life; and offering is thereby shown to be the characteristic work of a priest
Religion (2) - The Indian fakir or Buddhist monk is moved strongly by this sense of obligation, and observes conditions of Consecration even to the crippling of his life
Offerings And Sacrifices - , the Consecration of the priests, Exodus 29:14,36 ; Leviticus 8:2,14 ; the inauguration of altar worship, Leviticus 9:2-7,8-11,15-17 )
Hebrews Epistle to the - Let us then imitate His priestly Consecration and press on in His foot-steps, for our hope is certain
Gospel (2) - God and man—man not losing himself in God, God not remaining aloof from man—meet in a living communion, so that man’s dependence on God should no longer be one of compulsion, but of free and joyful self-consecration, and that the sovereignty of God over man should no more appear a tyranny, but a rule which we love and bless
Calendar, the Christian - ...
The Lord’s Day was the usual day for the ordination or Consecration of a bishop; so the older Didasealia in Mrs
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - After petty acts of persecution, in which the semi-Arian prelates joined with high satisfaction, as a means of retaliating on Basil, a synod was summoned at Ancyra at the close of 375, to examine some alleged canonical irregularities in Gregory's Consecration, and to investigate a frivolous charge brought against him by a certain Philocharis of having made away with church funds left by his predecessor
Jeremiah - We may trace through a number of self-revealing passages, the general drift of which is plain notwithstanding the obscurity of some sentences and the chronological uncertainty, Jeremiah’s progress from youthful Consecration and ardour, through moods of doubt and passionate repugnance, to a complete self-conquest and settled trust (see, besides chs
Psalms - ...
Psalm 147-150 were sung at the Consecration of the city walls under Nehemiah
Offering - Found throughout the history of Hebrew, in late or modern Hebrew it is used in the sense of “offering” and “consecration
Methodists - Its organization, however, has not yet been completed by the Consecration of a bishop, though we understand that a reverend individual has been selected, who will probably shortly be set apart for that holy office
John, the Gospel by - At the outset they had been washed or bathed all over (as in the Consecration of the priests) and this was not to be repeated; but, to enjoy heavenly things, a continuous practical cleansing was necessary, signified by the washing of the feet alone
Ordination - The same feeling comes out in the fact that in the early ages the eucharistic Consecration by the Church was always conceived as effected by a prayer, and not by a declaratory form of words
Sinlessness - The movement of John had a positive as well as a negative side: it was not only a ‘baptism of repentance,’ but a great new Consecration to God and country, in which Jesus was bound to take the lead; and many have believed that, even at this stage, He so identified Himself with His people that He felt their sin to be His own, and in the act of baptism symbolized that washing of it away which was to be accomplished through His death
Sanctification - The self-sanctification or Consecration of Jesus, however, in John 17:19 is the same as in Hebrews 10:10
Holy Spirit (2) - Perhaps the nearest approach to it is in Mark 10:38, where Jesus asks James and John, ‘Are ye able to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?’ There is no doubt that Jesus speaks throughout this scene with unusual elevation of tone; and the figure of baptism, which He could hardly use without recalling the experience at the Jordan and all that His Consecration there involved, lifts us into the region where the thought of the Spirit is near
Hilarius (7) Pictaviensis, Saint - ...
Two years after his Consecration a visit from St
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - The bishops who had opposed his election and refused to take part in his Consecration, now exchanged their open hostility for secret opposition
Character of Christ - From childhood to manhood He lived the life of the ideal Israel, in communion with God and Consecration to His service
Hippolytus Romanus - The supposition that he may have received episcopal Consecration, besides explaining the enigmatical dignity ἐθνῶν ἐπίσκοπος ascribed by Photius to Caius, would give a less violently improbable account of the claim of Hippolytus to episcopal dignity than the theory that he had been consecrated as anti-pope
Hosius (1), a Confessor Under Maximian - As a rule the order of signatures to the Acts of councils indicates the order of precedence among the bishops, either according to the date of their Consecration or the importance of their episcopal sees (Hefele, Hist
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons - That another object of the journey was that Irenaeus himself might obtain episcopal Consecration at Rome is an unproved assertion of some Roman Catholic authors
Donatus And Donatism - 393 more than 100 malcontent bishops assembled in synod at Cabarsussis, summoned Primian before them, and, on his again refusing to notice them, recited his misdeeds in an elaborate document, excommunicated him, and elected Maximian, procuring his Consecration at Carthage
Person of Christ - Even when at the Baptism a Divine voice hails Him as God’s beloved Son, the words denote simply His definitive Consecration to the Messianic office, as is shown by the clear echo of Psalms 2:7
Marcion, a 2nd Century Heretic - We may conclude that episcopacy was the settled constitution of the church before the time of the Marcionite schism, else Marcion would not have adopted it in his new sect, and it seems more likely that Marcion had been consecrated to the office before the schism than that he obtained Consecration afterwards, or by his own authority took the office to himself and appointed others to it, a thing unexampled in the church, of which we should surely have heard if Marcion had done it
Nestorius And Nestorianism - On the fifth day after his Consecration, he resolved to destroy the oratory in which the Arians were wont to celebrate their worship, and thereby he not only drove them to desperation, but, as Socrates adds, he alienated thinking men of his own communion
Theodoretus, Bishop of Cyrrhus - Of the circumstances of his Consecration we are entirely ignorant
Theodorus, Bishop of Mopsuestia - The epithet seems to imply that Theodore was an attached adherent of the Meletian party; but there is no evidence that he mixed himself up with the feuds which for some years after Flavian's Consecration distracted the Catholics of Antioch