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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
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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Melkite Patriarchate of Antioch Gregory III Laham, BS, was his consecrator and the co-consecrators were Archbishop Jean Mansour, SMSP, titular archbishop of Apamea in Syria dei Greco-Melkiti and Archbishop Joseph Kallas, SMSP, Archeparch of Beirut and Jbeil, on September 2, 2001.
(13) Voir Regula canonicorum, 7 7 [De illis qui soli missas contra canonicam auctoritatem canere praesumunt]: PL 89, 1089: <<Nam etsi interrogatus, aut contemptus, hujusmodi corporis et sanguinis Domini solitarius consecrator fuerit, quid respondere poterit?
Consecrator __/gratia quae per sacramentum Eucharistiae sicut/et per alia ex opera operato confertur.
Moran had been the principal consecrator of O'Reily as a bishop, and had shown consideration for O'Reily addressing pressing financial problems in O'Reily's own diocese of Adelaide.
To become a consecrator of art is, at least in part, to become a dealer in art.
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