Other ceremonies extant today, specifically those for consecration of a virgin, reveal much about older traditions regarding women's service in the church.
Although the ritual for consecration to a life of virginity lived in the world has similarities to the diaconal ordination ritual, I here focus on three monastic ceremonies: for consecration of a virgin combined with monastic profession (Benedictine), for monastic profession alone (Benedictine, Cistercian, Carthusian), and for consecration of a virgin performed some time after monastic profession (Carthusian).
The Diptdgama with its emphasis on pratistha enables us to gain a much richer sense of one of the key ritual complexes of the Saiva system, the consecration
of temples, Siva-lingas, and icons.
You believe that the consecration
was done as Our Lady requested in 1984, so why did Pope John Paul II at the end add "enlighten especially the peoples whose consecration
and entrustment by us you are awaiting?
consecrated Jesuit Father Peter Dubovsky, through whom the valid apostolic succession of Koinotes consecrations and ordinations would eventually be traced.
These special faculties allowed for the consecration of a secret successor for every diocese, according to specific conditions.
26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vatican said it will step up its political engagement due to the dangerous state of the world, but a Roman Catholic priest, dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima, said the Pope does not need to confer with world leaders to bring peace, rather it requires only one specific, solemn act on his part: The Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
Nicholas Gruner, a Canadian priest dedicated to the spreading the message of Our Lady of Fatima explains: "We have the promise from heaven that peace would come to the world by this explicit means: the solemn and public Consecration of Russia in union with the Catholic bishops of the world.
Archbishop of Caterbury George Carey later condemned the consecrations
In an interview after his lecture, he said he "rather regrets" the recent consecrations
in Singapore of Americans John Rodgers and Charles Murphy.
Carey said the consecrations
were valid but irregular, meaning the men wouldn't have to be consecrated again if they were ever elected to a diocese in the U.
provoked outrage in Anglican churches in many countries and were a clear signal that the battle between progressive and conservative Anglicans was becoming even more bitter.
of two conservative American priests in Singapore -- for service in the United States -- have been criticized by liberal and conservative Anglicans worldwide, including Canada's primate, as everything from "desperate" to "an act of schism.
A statement from the office of George Carey, the archbishop of Canterbury, said the move was a cause of "grave disappointment" to the head of the Anglican Communion, "as it is his (Dr Carey's) view that such consecrations
are irresponsible and irregular, and only harm the unity of the communion.
While several popes have undertaken general consecrations
of the world in response to this request (including Pope John Paul II in 1982 and 1984), unfortunately, none of these consecrations
have fulfilled the specific requirements Our Lady of Fatima's request.