He is rather the prophet of what is to be than the celebrator of what is.
In times of old, king Yayati was the celebrator of sacrifices.
Israel appears rather as the recipient than as the celebrator of God's loving-kindness.
mid-15c., originally of the Mass, from Latin celebratus "much-frequented; kept solemn; famous," past participle of celebrare "assemble to honor," also "to publish; sing praises of; practice often," originally "to frequent in great numbers," from celeber "frequented, populous, crowded;" with transferred senses of "well-attended; famous; often-repeated." Related: Celebrated; celebrating.