The sacramentary of Serapion, c. 350, provides a prayer asking that the divine Word may descend into the water and hallow it, as of old it hallowed the Jordan.
Among the Greeks cruciform shape sufficed of itself to hallow wood or stone.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.
He died at Hallow Park near Worcester on the 28th of April 1842.
A splendid legend relates the coming of St Peter in person to hallow his new church.
The priest, vested in a violet cope, prays that God may send His angel to hallow the ash, that it become a remedium salubre for all penitents.