consecrate to God

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consecrate someone or something to God

to pledge someone to the service of God; to dedicate something to the glory or service of God. They consecrated the new church building to the glory of God.
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However, there is another problem: according to the Mishnah (Nazir 4:6), only a father can consecrate a minor male as a Nazirite, not the mother.
In his address to the Belgian Parliament, President Marzouki asked the Belgian government to drop the Tunisian debts or convert them into investment projects, in order to consecrate the spirit of co-operation and solidarity between the two countries.
The ceremony to consecrate Canon Robinson, which was marred by protests, ended with the 56-year-old embracing his two daughters, his former wife and his partner as several thousand onlookers cheered.
From the second half of the eighteenth century, it increasingly became the Church's own vested interest to consecrate skilled administrators, for these had to defend its interests vis-a-vis an increasingly efficient state bureaucracy, and, by overseeing the parish clergy, guarantee Orthodoxy's continued grip on the lay folk, among whom sectarian and schismatic religious movements were gaining currency.
When, however, she conceives, the mother of Mary is made to say in the Qu'ran: "O Lord, I vow and I consecrate to you what is already within me.
The Strub win rescued the day for Desormeaux, who had been chewed out by Baffert after riding third-place Consecrate in the San Vicente Stakes.
He commended, in this regard, the important achievements accomplished by Tunisia in the past two decades, under President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's impulse, which has helped improve the political scene, reinforce pluralism and consecrate respect of Human Rights.
The cardinal, in a shimmering vestment of ivory and gold, stood before hundreds of parishioners Sunday afternoon to consecrate a $2 million makeover in the 42-year-old parish.
The Archbishop of York, Dr David Hope, has told friends he will resign if the Church of England decides to consecrate women bishops.
TUNIS, April 8, 2010 (TAP) - Socialist Democrats Movement (MDS) Secretary-General Ismail Boulehia highlighted President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's great interest in the forthcoming municipal elections, as they constitute a new opportunity to consecrate democracy and pluralism.
After years of keeping a private vow of celibacy, she asked her local bishop to consecrate her virginity and betrothed herself to Jesus.
and in that very change of the words the {new} wording would fail to mean the same thing, he would not consecrate the Sacrament.
On Sunday, rabbis, cantors, children and adult congregants helped dedicate and consecrate the ground through ceremonies, speeches and music.
Hundreds of parishioners gathered to consecrate the site of the new 15,000-square-foot church next to the existing one at 2380 Stowe St.
Special faculties were given to bishops that allowed them to surreptitiously consecrate bishops and ordain priests for the survival of the Catholic faith and a continuation of the sacraments, in effect giving rise to an underground church.