Sacrament

A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the sacraments as `efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visi....
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Sacrament

• (v. t.) To bind by an oath. • (n.) The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery. • (n.) The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath. • (n.) One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the hea...
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sacrament

1. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath. 'I'll take the sacrament on't.' (Shak) ... 2. The pledge or token of an oath or solemn cobenant; a sacred thing; a mystery. 'God sometimes sent a light of fire, and pillar of a cloud . . . And the sacrament of a ...
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sacrament

noun a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord`s Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as in...
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Sacrament

[Community of Christ] The sacraments are viewed as vital ministries in the Community of Christ for both individual and community spiritual development. They are viewed as essential to the mission, identity and message of the denomination, providing a common foundation for religious practice across the world. The sacraments practiced by the ...
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Sacrament

[LDS Church] In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church, commonly called Mormons), the Holy Sacrament of the Lord`s Supper, most often simply referred to as the sacrament, is the sacrament in which participants partake of bread and drink water in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. It is similar in some wa...
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Sacrament

Sac'ra·ment noun [ Latin sacramentum an oath, a sacred thing, a mystery, a sacrament, from sacrare to declare as sacred, sacer sacred: confer French sacrement . See Sacred .] 1. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to...
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sacrament

a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace
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sacrament

a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace
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sacrament

a visible ritual action designed to convey an invisible spiritual grace, usually performed by a priest. The Catholic Church recognised seven sacraments: baptism [v], confirmation, eucharist [qv], penance [qv], holy orders, marriage, anointing of the sick (extreme unction); Protestantism usually only two: baptism and the eucharist (though sometimes ...
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Sacrament

an efficacious sign of grace which Jesus instituted and entrusted to the Church by which divine life is dispensed to us; there are seven Sacraments of the Church
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Sacrament

An outward sign of something special and holy. The Roman Catholics, Orthodox and the Anglicans believe in 7 sacraments.Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, holy orders, forgiveness of sins, anointing of the sick, and Marriage. Most Protestant churches recognise only the first two of these.
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Sacrament

In Catholic life and worship, the seven efficacious signs of God’s grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. (The sacraments are efficacious in that they bring about the spiritual reality they signify.)
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sacrament

In Christian usage, observances forming the visible sign of inward grace. In the Roman Catholic Church there are seven sacraments:baptism,
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sacrament

In Christian usage, observances forming the visible sign of inward grace. In the Roman Catholic Church there are seven sacraments: baptism, Holy Communion (Eucharist or Mass), confirmation, rite of reconciliation (confession and penance), holy orders (ordination), matrimony, and the anointing of the sick (last rites)
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sacrament

religious sign or symbol, especially associated with Christian churches, in which a sacred or spiritual power is believed to be transmitted through ... [27 related articles]
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sacrament

sacrament [Lat.,=something holy], an outward sign of something sacred. 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. The traditional view h...
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sacrament

[n] - a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
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