17 September 2009
I just got an e-mail from the District Office (here all may genuflect) that mentions "Consecration Sunday."
I checked and double-checked the LSB pages x through xiii and I'm coming up empty.
Then again, according to Apology XXIV:1, every Sunday is a Mass Consecration Sunday (kind of like those youth group "Mass Events"?). But the way this e-mail sounds, "Consecration Sunday" has nothing to do with the consecration of the elements, nor even the daily consecration of ourselves through the remembrance of baptism, etc.
Consecration involves bishops - but I'm not in the English District. We pastors are ordained and consecrated at the laying on of hands - but I don't think this has anything to do with that. And apparently, "Consecration" is also a kind of beer.
The LCMS is a strange place to be at times.
--- Rev. Larry Beane