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consecrate (someone or something) to God

To devote or dedicate someone or something to God's service. I'm going to the ceremony to consecrate our new chapel 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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The group's director, Stephen Parkinson, said, "If they consecrate women as bishops, that's the end.
Sprinkling this ground with earth from Israel consecrates this ground,'' Siegal instructed the children, many of whom carried small Torahs.
On Sunday, rabbis, cantors, children and adult congregants helped dedicate and consecrate the ground through ceremonies, speeches and music.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Union of Tunisian Judges voiced discontent at the draft decree-law pertaining to the status of Tunisian justices, describing it as "mediocre" document since it consecrates the hegemony of the Executive over the Judicial, pointing out that reform of the judicial system requires that all sides concerned with justice be involved.
The priest consecrates the Eucharist, but the risen Lord is the priest and the victim of this sacrifice.