Ceremonies

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Label Latin keywords Short description
abbess abbatissae, abbatissam The benediction of an abbess.
abbot abbatis, abbatem, abbatum, abbas The benediction of an abbot.
child ad induendum puerum sive puellam, benedictio(ne) puerorum, puerulum tonsurandum, puer*, infant* Rites pertaining to children, especially their blessing or their votive initiation (vesting or tonsure) into monasticism.
craftsman benedictio artificis The blessing of a craftsman.
deaconess diaconam, diaconissam, diaconissae The blessing of a deaconess.
monk monach*, eremitae, canonic*, regular*, fraternitate, fratribus, novitiorum, profession*, includend*, reclusum, recludendi, induendum puerum sive/vel puellam, puerum tonsurandum, capillaturam infantuli, renuntiantibus saeculo The different stages of monastic (religious) life: votive vesting and unvesting of children, reception into the monastery, beginning the noviciate, clothing ceremony (reception of the religious habit), ceremonial taking of vows.
nun moniali*, sanctimoniali*, famulam Dei The blessing of a nun, different from the solemn consecration of virgins (cf. virgin).
ordinations Clericum faciendum, sacr* ordin*, capillos tonendos, faciendum clericum, ordinand*, cleric* faciend*, septem (ecclesiastic*) grad*, ordinatio*, ordinibus, ordines, "Accedant qui ordinandi sunt", ecclesiastici The Sacrament of Holy Orders by several degrees: institution of a porter (ostiarius), lector, exorcist, acolyte, and subdeacon; ordination of a deacon, priest (presbyter), and bishop. Beforehand: tonsure, institution of a cleric or a cantor.
|- beard barbam, barbas Trimming of beards, a part of clerical tonsure.
|- bishop episcopum, episcopi, episcoporum, episcopo, pontificis Consecration of a bishop.
|- cleric clericum faciendum, clericis faciendis, clerico faciendo The making of a cleric. Generally not separately indexed within ordinations.
|- degradation and restitution degradatione, degradationis, degradantur, reconciliandi, reconciliationis, reconciliari Degradation and restitution of clerics from or into their prior state.
|- pope Romanus pontifex Inauguration and blessing (coronation) of a newly elected pope.
|- tonsure capillaturam, capillarum, capillos tonendos, tonsuram A sacred rite (but not an ordination) instituted by the Church to receive a baptized and confirmed Christian into the clerical state by the shearing of his hair and his investment with the cassock and surplice.
secular dignitaries comitis Palatini, regem, regis, rege, regin*, imperator*, imperatr* Inauguration or installment of secular dignitaries, mostly emperor/empress and king/queen but in some cases also lower ranks.
|- emperor imperatorem Consecration and coronation of an emperor.
|- empress imperatricem, imperatricis Consecration and coronation of an empress or empress mother.
|- king regem, regis, regum, rege, rex, ad regem benedicendum, coronandum The coronation of a king.
|- queen regina, reginam, reginae The coronation, and blessing of a queen, usually at the end of the coronation of a king.
soldier/sword benedictio ensis, milit* ensis, armorum, clypei/scuti et baculi, armandum, exercitus The blessing of soldiers or arms.
virgin consecratio (sacrarum) virginum, consecratio (sacrae) virginis, virginum, virgines, virginalis Consecration and clothing of virgins, primarily on Epiphany, the days following Easter or the feasts of the Apostles. The rite is performed by a bishop in a solemn cloistered context and differs from the more simple ceremonies at the taking of wows, cf. nun.
widow viduae, viduas, viduam The consecration of a widow, including the taking of vows and vesting.