• Consecration of a Saxon Church
    Consecration of a Saxon Church
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n consecration (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God "the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"
    • n consecration a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal) "his consecration to study"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Consecration The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication. "Until the days of your consecration be at an end.""Consecration makes not a place sacred, but only solemnly declares it so."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n consecration The act of consecrating, or separating from a common to a sacred use; the act of devoting or dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God by certain rites or solemnities: as, the consecration of the priests among the Israelites; the consecration of the vessels used in the temple; the consecration of the elements in the eucharist; the consecration of a church.
    • n consecration Specifically Eccles.: The act of conferring upon a priest the powers and authority of a bishop; the rite or ceremony of elevation to the episcopate. In the Roman Catholic, in the Greek and other Oriental churches, and in the Anglican Church, imposition of hands by a bishop for the purpose of making the candidate a bishop is held to be essential to consecration, and the rule is that at least three bishops shall unite in the act, as directed by the fourth canon of the first Council of Nicæa, a. d. 325.
    • n consecration The act of giving the sacramental character to the eucharistic elements of bread and wine. According to the Roman Catholic and the Anglican Church the essential act of eucharistic consecration consists in the recital of the words of institution over the elements by a priest.
    • n consecration The prayer used to consecrate the eucharistic elements. In its fullest form it consist of three parts: the institution; the oblation, called distinctively the great oblation; and the epiclesis or invocation.
    • n consecration The act of placing a particle of the consecrated bread or host in the chalice; the commixture (which see).
    • n consecration Devotion or dedication from deep feeling, especially from a religious motive: as, the consecration of one's self to the service of God, or of one's energies to the search for truth.
    • n consecration In Roman history, the ceremony of the apotheosis of an emperor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Consecration the act of devoting to a sacred use
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  • 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
    “Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consecratio,: cf. F. consécration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consecrāre, -ātum, to make wholly sacred—con, and sacrāre, to set apart as sacred—sacer, sacred.


In literature:

Philosophers have consecrated the vices by placing them in God Himself.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
Above all things, his life was consecrated to a simple witness for truth.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
The consecrated standard was borne by his side by one Tonstain, "the White," two barons having declined the dangerous honor.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Separation of things and persons from common uses, and consecration to sacred uses.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
If the moral idea be consecrated by Christ, it will lead to the Gospel.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
He refused to be consecrated by a bishop of the Church of Iona, sent for that purpose to Gaul.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
He was nominated directly by the pope, and consecrated by his holiness at Avignon.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Exeter" by Percy Addleshaw
He was consecrated to the see on Mid-lent Sunday, 1289, at Canterbury, by John Peckham archbishop.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich" by C. H. B. Quennell
Burial may now take place either with or without a religious service in consecrated ground.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
He told me that news had just been received of the consecration of the first Roman Catholic Bishop in Russia.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott

In poetry:

The earth is waiting for the life
That stirs to-day, and not in vain;
The promise of the spring is rife
With consecrations of the rain.
"In Memoriam" by Alexander Anderson
Then lift we up our songs of praise
To thee, O Father, good and kind;
To thee we consecrate our days;
Be thine the temple of each mind.
"A Thanksgiving Poem" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
O dearest, holiest Christ-child, spread
Within this heart of mine thy bed;
Then shall my breast forever be
A chamber consecrate to thee!
"Hymn" by Eugene Field
And we will lay it safe therein,
And consecrate it to endless time;
For it inspired a bard to win
Ecstatic heights in thought and rhyme.
"Shelley's Skylark." by Thomas Hardy
The warm sun kissed the earth
To consecrate thy birth,
And from his close embrace
Thy radiant face
Sprang into sight,
A blossoming delight.
"The Soul of the Sunflower" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Ah! well it might, for round that stone
Such tender consecration hovers,
That love might rest his cheek thereon
And weep for hapless lovers.
"On Yarrow Braes" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Protesters of the "ground zero mosque" made their case for consecrating the attack site by adorning it with this effigy of a keffiyeh-clad Muslim on a missile.
Methodists will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the consecration of their church building on Golf Course Road in the town of Amsterdam this month.
Today's consecration ceremony will take place at 11 am at Caldwell Auditorium, 300 S College Drive in Tyler.
Nelson Staples of Beckley's Mt Zion Baptist Church on Friday consecrate the Whippoorwill Cemetery graves of 41 black workers who died from silicosis after working in the Hawks Nest Tunnel in the early 1930s.
Woman joins small club of ' consecrated virgins.
Consecration is a dark ale, fermented with wild yeasts and aged with currants in cabernet barrels.
The speaker was the about-to-be- consecrated Bishop Dorsey Winter Marsden McConnell.
NEWARK — Hundreds of parishioners and clergy members packed a Newark church to mark the 25th anniversary of Bishop John Myers' episcopal consecration .
Eight centuries ago this year, St Clare of Assisi consecrated herself to God before her holy mentor, St Francis.
Related Stories for St Katherine Greek Orthodox Church consecration .
St Katherine's Greek Orthodox to receive its consecration .
Billionaire developer Rick Caruso was a major donor and strong force behind the construction of Our Savior Catholic Church, the new Roman Catholic Church consecrated Sunday near the USC campus.
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.

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