(theology) The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.
Origin of sanctification
From ecclesiastical Latinsanctificātionem, from sanctificāre (“to sanctify”).
Sanctification Sentence Examples
Then after a prayer for sanctification, or for worthy reception, followed the Lord's Prayer, and after the Lord's Prayer the communion.
There is not the slightest doubt that the censing of things and persons was first practised as an act of purification, and thus became symbolical of consecration, and finally of the sanctification of the soul.
The Augsburg Confession (1530) is divided into numerous " articles," while Luther's Lesser Catechism gathers Christianity under three " articles "- Creation, Redemption, Sanctification.