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.

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