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  Sacraments of the Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though not every individual receives every sacrament, the sacraments as a whole are seen as necessary means of salvation for the faithful, conferring each sacrament's particular grace, such as incorporation into Christ and the Church, forgiveness of sins, or consecration for a particular service.
The Eucharist is the sacrament (the third of Christian initiation) by which Catholics partake of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and participate in his one sacrifice.
The sacrament is celebrated publicly in the presence of the priest (or another witness appointed by the Church) and other witnesses, though in the theological tradition of the Latin Church the ministers of the sacrament are the couple themselves.
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 Sacrament - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The numeration, naming, and understanding of sacraments and the adoption of the remaining sacraments vary according to denomination.
The seven sacraments accepted by Roman Catholicism are generally also accepted by Eastern Orthodoxy and Oriental Orthodoxy and by many in the Anglican Communion, as well, but the latter traditions do not limit the number of sacraments to seven, holding that anything the Church does as Church is in some sense sacramental.
The Salvation Army does not practice formal sacraments for a variety of reasons, including a belief that it is better to concentrate on the reality behind the symbols; however, it does not forbid its members from receiving sacraments in other denominations [1].
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The other five are "sacraments of the living", because their reception presupposes, at least ordinarily, that the recipient is in the state of grace, and they give "second grace", i.e.
Due reverence for the sacraments requires the minister to be in a state of grace: one who solemnly and officially administers a sacrament, being himself in a state of mortal sin, would certainly be guilty of a sacrilege (cf.
The "reviviscence" of the effects of sacraments received validly but with an obstacle to grace at the time of their reception, is urged as a strong argument against the system of the physical causality of grace (supra, V, 2), especially by Billot (op.cit., thesis, VII, 116, 126).
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 Sacrament, Ordinance, Mystery
Sacraments are Christian rites that are believed to be outward visible signs of inward spiritual grace to which the promise of Christ is attached.
Sacraments are said to cause grace insofar as they are intelligible signs of it, and that the fruitfulness, as distinct from the validity, of the sacrament is dependent on the faith and devotion of the recipient.
Among the OT sacraments the rites of circumcision and the passover were stressed as being the OT counterparts of baptism (Col. 2:11 - 12) and the Lord's Supper (1 Cor.
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 Sacraments and the Sacrament of Mariage: An Overview
And the sacraments, in turn, are the signs and instruments by which the ecclesial encounter with Christ is expressed, celebrated, and made effective for the glory of God and the salvation of all.
Indeed, the seven sacraments find their fullest expression and even definition only in him: He is the baptized and the confirmed one; he is the really present one; he is the priest; he is the lover; he is the healer.
As a sacrament, it is an act of worship, and expression of faith, a sign of the Church's unity, a mode of Christ's presence.
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The Augsburg Confession teaches of the use of the sacraments as follows: “Our churches teach that the sacraments were instituted not merely to be marks of profession among men but especially to be signs and testimonies of the will of God toward us, intended to awaken and confirm faith in those who use them.
The sacrament concerns the covenant God made with man in the Old and New Testaments and the promise He made in connection with it.
Thus we teach that in using the sacraments there must be a faith which believes these promises and accepts that which is promised and offered in the sacrament.
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 AllRefer.com - sacrament (Christianity, General) - Encyclopedia
In Christianity, a sacrament is commonly defined as having been instituted by Jesus and consisting of a visible sign of invisible grace.
Christianity is divided as to the number and operation of sacraments.
A conventional division of the seven sacraments sets apart the "sacraments of the dead," i.e., baptism and penance, because they are for souls in a state of sin; the rest, "sacraments of the living," are conferred on souls in a state of grace.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: sacrament   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For a valid sacrament the minister must use valid matter and pronounce the essential words of the form; moreover as a rational and secondary minister, he must determine the purpose of the rite and so have at least the intention of doing what the Church does.
Baptism and Penance are called sacraments of the dead because their primary purpose is to remit sin and to confer spiritual life through sanctifying grace; the other sacraments are called sacraments of the living, because they increase grace already existing in the soul.
To receive the sacraments worthily, the recipient must have the requisite dispositions, i.e., supernatural attrition for the sacraments of the dead; a state of grace for the sacraments of the living.
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 990801 The Sacrament Of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, therefore, can be understood properly in terms of a person-to-person encounter between the Father of mercy and the sinner in utter need of the Father’s loving mercy.
Through the sacrament, the Church calls all her children to be reconciled to God and to one another, so that we all can become once again a holy and happy family of our Heavenly Father.
- For the sacrament to be truly efficacious three factors are essential: (a) a true sorrow for sin with purpose to amend, (b) the humble confession of sins and priestly absolution, and (c) being restored to fellowship in the Christian community.
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 Eucharist as Presence-Sacrament
Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, is to be adored in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist with the worship due to God and including external worship.
The Blessed Sacrament is therefore to be honored with extraordinary festive celebrations, solemnly carried from place to place in processions, and is to be publicly exposed for the people's adoration.
The Sacrament is to be reserved in every cathedral, parish church and church or oratory of a religious institute or society of apostolic life (Canon 934).
www.therealpresence.org /eucharst/intro/pres_sac.htm   (1711 words)

 Virtue and Sacrament of Penance
The seven Sacraments of the Church, instituted by Christ, are the most perfect means for the sanctification and edification of the Mystical Body.
Since for over a millennia the Sacrament of Marriage was administered outside the Church without the witnessing assistance of the priest, it is doctrinally clear that this sacrament is formally administered by the spouses.
Applying this to the sacrament of penance: For a valid confession it is not sufficient to simply desire to 'flee from the wrath to come (the fires of hell),' nor may a soul presume upon its catholicity or upon the power of the sacrament.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Blessed Eucharist as a Sacrament
Indeed, in the Eucharist the definition of a Christian sacrament as "an outward sign of an inward grace instituted by Christ" is verified.
Not the first, for the simple reason that the Blessed Eucharist, being a sacrament of the living, presupposes the state of sanctifying grace; not the second, because in case of necessity, such as might arise, e.g., in a long sea-voyage, the Eucharistic graces may be supplied by actual graces.
The Eucharist being a permanent sacrament, and the confection (confectio) and the reception (susceptio) thereof being separated from each other by an interval of time, the minister may be and in fact is twofold: (a) the minister of consecration and (b) the minister of administration.
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The sacraments of vocation aid the salvation of others: in Matrimony we work for salvation for our spouse and the children to come, and in Holy Orders we work for the salvation of all.
The sacraments of the dead are Baptism and Penance.
Anointing of the Sick and Dying is generally regarded as a sacrament of the living because it should be received in a state of grace, but in some situations it operates as a sacrament of the dead.
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 The Sacrament of Penance | Catholic-Pages.com
As with all the Sacraments, its primary purpose and effect is the bestowal of God's Grace, Sanctifying Grace and Sacramental Grace.
A valid confession requires on the part of the penitent, that he or she be sorry for having offended God, resolve not to sin again, to confess all mortal sins remembered in kind and number and perform the penance imposed.
Marriage is a Sacrament for the couple in the presence of their families and the whole Church.
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 Blessed Sacrament Parish - Church Tour
Blessed Sacrament Church was founded in 1908 by the Dominican Friars, upon the request of Bishop O'Dea to establish a community in his diocese and to assume the care of the students and residents of the University District in Seattle.
The shrine is in the distinctive style of a Byzantine icon, presenting the virgin, crowned and haloed in gold, holding a similarly crowned and haloed Jesus.
The location of the Blessed Sacrament in its own chapel rather than at the main altar is an ancient practice of the Church, although it marks a distinct change from the usual American practice before Vatican II.
www.blessed-sacrament.org /tour.html   (2672 words)

 What is a Sacrament?
Many Catholics are taught that a sacrament is: “An outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible grace.” This is a phrase that goes back to St. Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa.
This is an excellent description of a sacrament, but it is a poor criterion for settling any argument about which rites of the church are sacraments and which are not.
Marriage would not be a sacrament, because it is not distinctly Christian, Jesus didn’t require it or institute it, and not all Christians are married.
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 No Life 'til Metal - CD Gallery - Sacrament
Sacrament were leaders of the extreme thrash metal movement of the late 80's and as such were not an unsigned band for long.
Sacrament are intense East Coast thrash that pushed the boundaries a bit touching on death metal, not unlike Sacrifice or Death.
Sacrament's debut was pure, brutal thrash metal from start to finish.
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 Gospel Link
In traditional Catholic and Protestant Christianity, the "Sacrament of the Lord´s Supper" is regarded as one of a group of sacraments, whose purpose is to serve both as conveyors of God´s grace and as the outward signs that such grace has been bestowed.
The definition of seven sacraments for the Roman Catholic church came at the Fourth Lateran Council, convened by Pope Innocent III in 1215.
The Sacrament prayers, which were revealed by the Lord to the Prophet Joseph Smith, are among the few set prayers in the Church, and the only ones members are commanded to offer "often" (D&C 20:75).
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 Council of Trent, 14th Session - The Sacrament of Penance
For apart from the fact that in matter and form, which constitute the essence of a sacrament, it differs very widely, it is beyond question that the minister of baptism need not be a judge, since the Church exercises judgment on no one who has not entered it through the gate of baptism.
This sacrament of penance is for those who have fallen after baptism necessary for salvation, as baptism is for those who have not yet been regenerated.
But that which is signified and produced by this sacrament is, so far as its force and efficacy are concerned, reconciliation with God, which sometimes, in persons who are pious and who receive this sacrament with devotion, is wont to be followed by peace and serenity of conscience with an exceedingly great consolation of spirit.
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 USCCB - (Liturgy) - Celebrating the Sacrament of Penance: Questions and Answers
As is evident, this is also a right on Christ's part with regard to every human being redeemed by him: his right to meet each one of us in that key moment in the soul's life constituted by the moment of conversion and forgiveness.
The sacrament should be regularly scheduled at times convenient for the faithful.
The document Celebrating the Sacrament of Penance: Questions and Answers was originally developed as a resource by the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy and the Subcommittee for the Jubilee Year 2000 of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
www.usccb.org /liturgy/penance.shtml   (2745 words)

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