Consecrator


Consecrator

Consecrator is a term used in the Roman Catholic Church to designate a bishop who ordains a priest to the episcopal state. The term is often used in Eastern Rite Churches and in Anglican communities. The term "Principal Consecrator" is used to designate the primary bishop who ordains a new bishop. A "Principal Co-Consecrator" is a bishop who assists the Principal Consecrator in the ordination of a new bishop. While legally only one bishop is needed to raise a priest to the episcopal state once the priest has been named a bishop by the Pope, there are normally two principal co-consecrators at the ordination (for the ordination of a diocesan bishop, the principal consecrator will usually be his metropolitan archbishop assisted by two other bishops). While there are often other bishops in attendance at an episcopal ordination, they are designated as co-consecrators and are generally not recorded in any documentation supporting the elevation of a new bishop. Once a new diocesan bishop is ordained, he then must be installed as bishop of his see, either during the service or at a later date.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Description of the term consecrator[1]
  2. ^ Additional reference[2]

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  • Consecrator — Con se*cra tor, n. [L.] One who consecrates; one who performs the rites by which a person or thing is devoted or dedicated to sacred purposes. [Written also {consecrater}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consecrator — noun see consecrate II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • consecrator — See consecrative. * * * …   Universalium

  • consecrator — noun A person who consecrates …   Wiktionary

  • consecrator — n. one who consecrates …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consecrator — con·se·cra·tor …   English syllables

  • consecrator — ˈkänsə̇ˌkrād.ə(r), ātə noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin consecratus + or : one that consecrates …   Useful english dictionary

  • consecrater — Consecrator Con se*cra tor, n. [L.] One who consecrates; one who performs the rites by which a person or thing is devoted or dedicated to sacred purposes. [Written also {consecrater}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consecration — • An act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Co-Consecrators — • The bishops who assist the presiding bishop in the act of consecrating a new bishop Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Co Consecrators     Co consecrators      …   Catholic encyclopedia


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