What is consecrate?

  • (verb): Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
    Example: "Consecrate your life to the church"
    Synonyms: give, dedicate, commit, devote
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on consecrate:

Consecration Of Russia - History and Background
... The Holy Father (and the remaining bishops) will consecrate Russia to Me ... moment has come in which God asks the Holy Father in union with all the Bishops of the world to consecrate Russia to My Immaculate Heart, promising to save it by this means."" Lúcia ... A public ceremony in which the Pope and the Catholic bishops consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary ...
Joseph VI Audo - Patriarch (1848–78) - First Vatican Council
... submitted a list of seven names, and was directed to consecrate Peter Timothy ʿAttar metropolitan of Amid and Gabriel Farso metropolitan of Mardin ... This was too much for Audo, and he refused to consecrate the bishops-designate of Amid and Mardin ... summoned to Rome and in January 1870 forced to consecrate them ...
Ecône Consecrations - Announcement of The Consecrations
... In the 1970s, Lefebvre had stated that he would not consecrate bishops to continue his work with the Society of St ... the age of 82, Lefebvre first publicly announced his intention to consecrate bishops in a sermon at an ordination Mass in Écône on 29 June 1987, in which he ...
Reynelm - Life
... Anselm, the Archbishop of Canterbury, refused to consecrate Reynelm then, because Reynelm had been invested by the king ... King Henry then persuaded the Archbishop of York to consecrate the bishops that had been elected but whom Anselm refused to consecrate because they had been invested by the king ...
Ranulf Flambard - Under Henry I
... Because Anselm refused to consecrate Thomas without a profession, and Thomas refused to profess, Thomas was unable to consecrate bishops himself ... asking that he might act as Thomas' surrogate and consecrate Thurgot as Bishop of St Andrew's ... Anselm wrote to Ranulf forbidding anyone but Thomas or Anselm himself to consecrate Thurgot or any other bishops ...

More definitions of "consecrate":

  • (verb): Dedicate to a deity by a vow.
    Synonyms: vow

Famous quotes containing the word consecrate:

    Rose Aylmer, whom these wakeful eyes
    May weep, but never see,
    A night of memories and of sighs
    I consecrate to thee.
    Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)

    The student may read Homer or Æschylus in the Greek without danger of dissipation or luxuriousness, for it implies that he in some measure emulate their heroes, and consecrate morning hours to their pages.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    In honored poverty thy voice did weave
    Songs consecrate to truth and liberty;—
    Deserting these, thou leavest me to grieve,
    Thus having been, that thou shouldst cease to be.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)