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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.
See also: consecrate, god, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: consecrate, god, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The group's director, Stephen Parkinson, said, "If they consecrate women as bishops, that's the end.
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.
As theologian Kenan Osborne has observed, Aquinas meant that the priest is transparent; in other words, he is "the sacrament of the one priest, Jesus." The priest consecrates the Eucharist, but the risen Lord is the priest and the victim of this sacrifice.