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Consecration/Ordination/Dedication
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I. Catholic Church – II. Orthodox Church – III. Protestantism – IV. Canon Law

I. Catholic Church

The term consecration is used to render various liturgical and canon law terms: ordinatio, dedicatio, consecratio, benedictio. This demonstrates that the content of the notion of consecration extends broadly. Common is the conviction of faith that an object of earthly reality is connected in a particular way with God and the saving …

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Müller, Gerhard Ludwig, Felmy, Karl Christian, Hofhansl, Ernst W. and Germann, Michael, “Consecration/Ordination/Dedication”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_224098>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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