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Consecrate vs. Ordain — What's the Difference?

Consecrate vs. Ordain — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Consecrate and Ordain

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Consecrate

To declare or set apart as sacred
Consecrate a church.
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Ordain

To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on
Ordain a priest.
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Consecrate

To sanctify (bread and wine) for Eucharistic use through a ritual regarded by some Christian churches as effecting transubstantiation.
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Ordain

To authorize as a rabbi.
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Consecrate

To initiate (a priest) into the order of bishops.
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Ordain

To order or decree by virtue of superior authority
The management ordained that business attire should be worn in the office at all times.
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Consecrate

To dedicate solemnly to a service or goal.
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Ordain

To prearrange unalterably; predestine
Events that were ordained by fate.
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Consecrate

To make venerable; hallow
A tradition consecrated by time.
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Ordain

To prearrange unalterably.
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Consecrate

Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified.
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Ordain

To decree.
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Consecrate

(transitive) To declare something holy, or make it holy by some procedure.
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Ordain

(religion) To admit into the ministry, for example as a priest, bishop, minister or Buddhist monk, or to authorize as a rabbi.
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Consecrate

To ordain as a bishop.
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Ordain

To predestine.
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Consecrate

Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
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Ordain

To set in order; to arrange according to rule; to regulate; to set; to establish.
The stake that shall be ordained on either side.
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Consecrate

Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
They were assembled in that consecrate place.
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Ordain

To regulate, or establish, by appointment, decree, or law; to constitute; to decree; to appoint; to institute.
Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month.
And doth the power that man adores ordainTheir doom ?
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Consecrate

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.
One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.
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Ordain

To set apart for an office; to appoint.
Being ordained his special governor.
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Consecrate

To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
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Ordain

To invest with ministerial or sacerdotal functions; to introduce into the office of the Christian ministry, by the laying on of hands, or other forms; to set apart by the ceremony of ordination.
Meletius was ordained by Arian bishops.
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Consecrate

To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
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Ordain

Order by virtue of superior authority; decree;
The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
The legislature enacted this law in 1985
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Consecrate

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

Appoint to a clerical posts;
He was ordained in the Church
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Consecrate

Appoint to a clerical posts;
He was ordained in the Church
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Ordain

Invest with ministerial or priestly authority;
The minister was ordained only last month
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Consecrate

Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
She committed herself to the work of God
Give one's talents to a good cause
Consecrate your life to the church
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Ordain

Issue an order
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Consecrate

Dedicate to a deity by a vow
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Consecrate

Render holy by means of religious rites
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Consecrate

Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose;
A life consecrated to science
The consecrated chapel
A chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II
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