Definition Of consecrate
make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose.
the present Holy Trinity church was consecrated in 1845
Example Of consecrate
About 300 clergymen are said to be considering leaving the Church if the decision is taken to consecrate women bishops.
After all, the consecrated bread had become body, and a body already contains blood.
After ten years, in 1972, he was consecrated bishop of Nevada.
An additional burial ground at Kettlewell Church was consecrated .
Analogous, and I'm just using analogy rather loosely, analogous to how in Christianity or in Catholic Christianity, the consecrated host is said to embody the living presence of God.