Consecrating
Consecrate Con"se*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consecrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consecrating}.] 1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God. [1913 Webster]

One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]

2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop. [1913 Webster]

Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex. xxix. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor. [1913 Webster]

4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke.

Syn: See {Addict}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • consecrating — con·se·crate || kÉ’nsɪkreɪt v. sanctify, bless, make sacred; dedicate, devote (to a cause or purpose) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • consecrating — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church — Part of the series on Copts Culture …   Wikipedia

  • Ecône consecrations — The Écône consecrations were a set of episcopal consecrations that took place in Écône, Switzerland, on 30 June 1988. They were performed by Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Bishop Antonio de Castro Meyer, and the priests raised to… …   Wikipedia

  • Consecration and entrustment to Mary — The Virgin of the Navigators, 1531–36, with her protective mantle covering those entrusted to her.[1] For centuries, Marian devotions among Roman Catholics have included many examples of personal or collective acts of …   Wikipedia

  • Consecration — • An act by which a thing is separated from a common and profane to a sacred use, or by which a person or thing is dedicated to the service and worship of God by prayers, rites, and ceremonies Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Priesthood — • Brief yet thorough examination of this sacrament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Priesthood     Priesthood     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Consecrations in Eastern Christianity — can refer to either the Sacred Mystery (Sacrament) of Cheirotonea (Ordination through laying on of hands) of a Bishop, or the sanctification and solemn dedication of a church building. It can also (more rarely) be used to describe the change of… …   Wikipedia

  • Society of St. Pius X — The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is an international Traditionalist Catholic organisation, whose official Latin name is Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Pii X , meaning Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X . It states that it is composed mainly of… …   Wikipedia

  • Naso (parsha) — Naso or Nasso (נָשֹׂא Hebrew for lift up, the sixth word, and the first distinctive word, in the parshah) is the 35th weekly Torah portion (parshah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second in the book of Numbers. It constitutes …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”