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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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Hence the need for a variety of vocations: married, holy singles, priests, consecrated contemplatives and religious in active ministry.
Consecrated persons feel the importance of the prophetic task entrusted to them by the Church in these momentous but fascinating times, (2) "recalling and serving the divine plan for humanity, as it is announced in Scripture and as also emerges from the attentive reading of the signs of God's providential action in history.
Monseigneur de Belsunce, the bishop of Marseille and no stranger to Marguerite-Marie's message, consecrated his diocese to the Sacred Heart in an effort to appease an angry God.
Consecrated Ground provides an excellent case study for the impact of environmental racism.
Furthermore, he also called on the priests and consecrated persons to follow the example of the Good Shepherd, and become servant-leaders who care most especially for the least, the lost and the last.
Living a consecrated life means "lowering oneself in service, that is, taking the same path as Jesus" and becoming a servant in order to serve, the pope said.
The church buildings in Foleshill Road were originally consecrated in 1842, but the church was firebombed the same night as Coventry Cathedral on November 14 1940.
And I consecrate Myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.
A GRIEVING widow has successfully fought to exhume her husband's ashes from consecrated ground - so she can fulfil his dying wish "to be set free".
Some Anglican and Catholic churches are suspending the sharing of the consecrated wine in a chalice during the pandemic.
TWO Welsh bishops will be consecrated in a joint service in Cardiff next weekend.
Women can now take their rightful place in leadership in the church and I look forward with great excitement to the day when the first women are consecrated," said Muriel Porter, a Melbourne-based academic, who leads a group of Anglicans who raised the question of women bishops in 2005.
It is 40 years tomorrow since Sir Frederick Gibberd's striking building was consecrated.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, one of four priests illegally consecrated bishop by Archbishop Marcel Levebvre in 1988, was re-elected in July as SSPX Superior for a twelve-year period.
A host allegedly consecrated by Pope John Paul II became a hot and disputed commodity soon after his death.