Prayer for acceptance and consecration of offering.
For the consecration of a bishop at least three bishops are required.
The worship of the tulsi plant, or holy basil (Ocymum sanctum, Don), by the Hindus is popularly explained by its consecration to Vishnu and Krishna.
In any Latin pontifical or Greek euchologion we find numerous prayers for the consecration, not only of men, but of things.
This symbolism is expressed in the words used, at least since the 10th century, by the consecrator in delivering the pastoral staff at the consecration of a bishop and the benediction of an abbot.