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).
GRAND FEAST (TSHOGS 'KHOR): Mostly observed in elaborate consecrations
, grand ritual feasts are meant to appease the Dakas and Dakinis, and seek their assistance in the accumulation of merit and purification of negative Karma.
The Diptagama is often designated as a pratistha-tantra (a treatise on ritual consecration
), and it is a well-organized text primarily devoted to the construction of temple structures, the fabrication of liturgical icons, and the rites of consecration
by which these are sanctified or enlivened.
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.
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.
George Carey, who is the leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans, has branded the consecrations
as "irresponsible and irregular," and sent a letter to all Anglican bishops worldwide to criticize the Singapore initiative.
Primate Michael Peers called the consecrations
"an open and premeditated assault on Anglican tradition, catholic order and Christian charity.
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.