(redirected from consecratory)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
This consecratory prayer can be connected to the mystery that Christians are "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone.
When visitadores penetrated the more remote reaches and climbed to the pueblos viejos, their actions - at once destructive and consecratory - were attempts simultaneously to end the persistent spiritual hegemony of the Andean belief system and to extend the appropriation of the Andean hinterland for the Catholic faith.
Speaking of inconsistencies, if the entire eucharistic prayer is in fact consecratory, which is the church's longstanding teaching, then why is the presider at Mass in the Roman Rite instructed to kneel and to "show" the host and chalice for veneration after the words of institution?
For much doctrine and theology the nature of the Eucharist as sacrifice has been allied with the consecratory power of the priest.
(36) By demanding that the Western Rite Orthodox insert a consecratory Spirit epiclesis into the liturgy, the Orthodox Church is implicitly stating that for any future union between an Eastern and Western church, this type of epiclesis will be a necessary liturgical concession.
1088), to insistence on consecratory words in the institution narrative.
Taft noted how the blessing that marks the beginning of the consecratory part of these liturgies--"The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and Father, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you"--shares a basic structure with the epiclesis, the prayer that anticipates the action of the Holy Spirit in order that the gifts of bread and wine may be transformed into the body and blood of Christ.
Where Scheeben conceived the consecratory aspect of faith in terms of a child's dedication to carrying out a parental command, Murray saw the consecration of self in light of human finality toward God.
7 reveal a shifting of balance from the prayers at the end of the meal to those that precede it, thus making way for a more consecratory theology.
To say that the priest utters the consecratory words in persona Christi and to say that he also utters them in persona Ecclesiae must ultimately, then, be complementary rather than opposed assertions, either of which would be incomplete and inaccurate without the other.
The foregoing example of the teaching that awards consecratory efficacy to the Eucharistic Prayer is not unique.