sanctify


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to make sacred by a religious rite

Synonyms for sanctify

render holy by means of religious rites

make pure or free from sin or guilt

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2) Present tense in the active voice, whose object is Jesus Himself (John 17: 19--ego haghiazo emauton = I sanctify myself).
If we are like the Corinthians, I suppose that Paul would tell us that relationships with a Christian community that is consecrated to God limit our sexuality, but these relationships also sanctify our sexuality.
Silverstein previously went on record in The New York Times saying that "ground zero must and will have a real memorial, one that will honor and sanctify the memory of the thousands who perished in these catastrophic attacks" and agreed with the newspaper's view that a memorial "not be a footnote to a large development project.
Who would have expected one of the nation's great arbiters of taste and sensibility to sanctify "The Triumph of Burbopolis" with a special issue that actually had some good things to say about the suburbs?
While quite rightly pointing out that previous commentators have tended to neuter and sanctify Cornell's image by focusing on his boxes to the exclusion of his writings and other practices, Moon is then led to counter this by spending most of his time decoding what he terms Cornell's "oralia," thereby excluding works that might advance and enrich his overall argument.
The emotionally-charged concepts of identity and heritage thus sanctify and mystify the notion of the people together with the state that dominates them, culminating politically in nationalism.
This 27-year-old tradition marks the start of the harvest with a heartfelt ceremony to sanctify the quality of the wines.
Her death, like the death of any young person (especially one with young children), was utterly, utterly tragic but she was no saint, and attempting to sanctify her now, just because she has died, does our society no favours at all for the future.
Literature is becoming modernity's functional religion, and the author with the power to sanctify human experience and redeem national life has assumed a sacred vocation.
They sanctify time, claim it for Christ, and make him the focal point of every season.
A leading principle of Opus Dei is that any honest work can be sanctified, and its members strive to sanctify their work, sanctify themselves, and sanctify the world.
Sherman's March to the Sea looks critically at sources that would vilify or sanctify Sherman's actions or personality beyond what the events of history say, and focuses upon what Sherman himself intended his wartime strategy to be: not a "total war" in which civilians are brutally slaughtered en masse, but rather extreme property, city, and supplies destruction designed to force the South to end the war as quickly as possible, therefore saving lives in the long run.
The marriage blessing does not sanctify the couple's covenant, it confirms the existing sanctification.
God is the one to choose, to call, to sanctify, to grace us" (p.
Frustration with uncivilized nations that don't know God and don't sanctify human life are discussed during the Seder every year, Tucker said.