consecrate

Definitions

  • Consecration of a Saxon Church
    Consecration of a Saxon Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj consecrate solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose "a life consecrated to science","the consecrated chapel","a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
    • v consecrate render holy by means of religious rites
    • v consecrate dedicate to a deity by a vow
    • v consecrate give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause "She committed herself to the work of God","give one's talents to a good cause","consecrate your life to the church"
    • v consecrate appoint to a clerical posts "he was ordained in the Church"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Consecrate Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred. "They were assembled in that consecrate place."
    • Consecrate To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
    • Consecrate To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God. "One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest."
    • Consecrate To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.
    • Consecrate To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop. "Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consecrate To make or declare sacred with certain ceremonies or rites; appropriate to sacred uses or employments; set apart, dedicate, or devote to the service of the Deity: as, to consecrate a church; to consecrate the eucharistic elements. See consecration, 1.
    • consecrate Specifically, in the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, to initiate solemnly into the order of bishops, as a priest. See consecration, . To devote or dedicate from profound feeling or a religious motive: as, his life was consecrated to the service of the poor.
    • consecrate To make revered or worshiped, or highly regarded; hallow: as, a custom consecrated by time.
    • consecrate To place among the gods; apotheosize.
    • consecrate To enroll among the saints; canonize. Synonyms and Devote, Dedicate, etc. See devote.
    • consecrate Sacred; consecrated; devoted; dedicated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Consecrate kon′se-krāt to set apart for a holy use: to render holy or venerable; to hallow; to devote
    • adj Consecrate consecrated: devoted: sanctified
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Quotations

  • Henry Varley
    Henry Varley
    “The world has yet to see what God will do with a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to the Holy Spirit.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consceratus, p. p. of conscerare, to conscerate; con-, + sacrare, to consecrate, sacer, sacred. See Sacred

Usage

In literature:

He lacks the sanctity of high morality and the consecration of religion.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Distaff=, an imaginary saint to whom January 7, or Twelfth Day is consecrated.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
We have no account of the consecration of the Norman choir.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Holiness is more than purity; it is consecration.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Here these consecrated brothers inaugurated their great work.
"Among the Sioux" by R. J. Creswell
It was consecrated July 17, 1855, and the architects were Messrs. F. and H. Francis.
"Mayfair, Belgravia, and Bayswater" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
My first consecration was of myself, when converted to Christ.
"By Canoe and Dog-Train" by Egerton Ryerson Young
They come with the teacher of a new religion to consecrate the spot anew.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
For the sentiments that he has uttered, on soil consecrated by the prayers of the Puritans and the blood of patriots.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Doubtless superstition would often terrify the innocent person, in the attempt of swallowing a consecrated morsel.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
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In poetry:

There is a might inspiring
Each consecrated word,
That speaks the inconceivable
And holy will of God.
"The Prayer" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Great, wise, good, art Thou!
Thou our God that reign'st alone:
Consecrate Thy servants' vow,
Incommunicable One!
"God is One" by John Bowring
On Lebanon the dark green pines
Wave over sacred ground,
And Carmel's consecrated rose
Springs from a hallow'd mound.
"The Pilgrim" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
While thee I seek, protecting Power!
Be my vain wishes still'd;
And may this consecrated hour
With better hopes be fill'd.
"A Hymn" by Helen Maria Williams
Aye! consecrated, without flaw,
Because upon that bloody sod,
My soul uplifted stood and saw
Where CHRIST had lately trod!
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope
Dear emblem of the constant mind,
Truth's consecrated tree,
Still shall thy trembling blossoms find
A faithful friend in me.
"To the Myrtle" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

Jeff W Fisher, former rector of St Alban's Episcopal Church in Waco, will be consecrated as a bishop suffragan in the Episcopal Church during a service today in Tyler.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has said that William Morris would be consecrated by posterity.
St Peter Catholic Church consecrates altar .
As we move close to the 12th anniversary of my consecration on April 29, I am looking forward to the future, yet any time we make too many plans, we have to wait and listen for God.
The Episcopal Church consecrated its first openly gay bishop in 2003, upsetting conservative Episcopalians.
The most important Catholic nation in Europe in the period of the First World War, even with its Protestant majority, was Germany, and in 1917, shortly after his consecration as bishop, Pacelli went to Munich as papal nuncio.
The religious heart of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital was blessed in a traditional consecration ceremony Wednesday evening.
Unlike Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Cathedral of Brasília was consecrated relatively quickly.
Four dioceses — in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois — have split from the Episcopal Church since its consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.
Four dioceses – in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois – have split from the Episcopal Church since its consecration of an openly gay bishop in New Hampshire in 2003.
Unity a theme at new Episcopal bishop's consecration.
V Gene Robinson was consecrated the next bishop of New Hampshire and the first openly gay prelate in the Episcopal Church U.S.A.
Consecration service held at Faith United Methodist Church.
A consecration service was held Nov 18 at 5900 US Highway 83 N.
Wednesday's weather perfectly lent itself to the consecration of the Cool Spring Natural Cemetery and blessing of the natural farm at Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville.
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In science:

According to the consecrated academic view that markets are efficient, bubbles, being temporally persistent, selfreenforcement deviations of the price from the fundamental value, are impossible.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This coupling between observations of CMB fluctuations and weak lensing analyses emerges as a consecration illustrating the ma jor roles played by these two complementary approaches to present-day cosmology.
Probing the Universe with Weak Lensing
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