Consecrate / Consecration

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Consecrate / Consecration. When a Christian priest declares bread and wine as representing the body and blood of Jesus Christ and therefore makes them holy. When something is made or declared sacred, for example burial ground, or a church building. When a person is ordained into sacred office, particularly a bishop.

See also: Bishop and Bishop – Roman Catholic sign and Suffragan Bishop and Archbishop and Installment / Installation (Bishop) and Church (Building)

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