what's a sacrament?


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  • 1 decade ago
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    sac·ra·ment /ˈsækrəmənt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sak-ruh-muhnt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

    –noun 1. Ecclesiastical. a visible sign of an inward grace, esp. one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and the Lord's Supper; the sacraments of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches are baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, matrimony, penance, holy orders, and extreme unction.

    2. (often initial capital letter) Also called Holy Sacrament. the Eucharist or Lord's Supper.

    3. the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, esp. the bread.

    4. something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.

    5. a sign, token, or symbol.

    6. an oath; solemn pledge.



    Christianity A rite believed to be a means of or visible form of grace, especially:

    In the Eastern, Roman Catholic, and some other Western Christian churches, any of the traditional seven rites that were instituted by Jesus and recorded in the New Testament and that confer sanctifying grace.

    In most other Western Christian churches, the two rites, Baptism and the Eucharist, that were instituted by Jesus to confer sanctifying grace.

    The Eucharist.

    The consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread or host.

    A religious rite similar to a Christian sacrament, as in character or meaning.

    often Sacrament

    The Eucharist.

    The consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread or host.


    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 instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

    A religious ceremony or rite. Most Christian churches reserve the term for those rites that Jesus himself instituted, but there are disagreements between them on which rites those are. The Lutheran Church, for example, maintains that baptism and Communion are the only sacraments, whereas in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, there are five more: confirmation; confession; anointing of the sick; the ordination of clergy; and the marriage of Christians.

  • broers
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sacrament of vocation is Holy Orders Holy Orders: Holy Orders is a Sacrament in which bishops, clergymen, and different ministers of the Church are ordained and receive the flexibility and charm to finish their sacred responsibilities. Biblical references: Acts 20:28; Lk 22:19; Jn 20:22; Acts 6:6; Acts 13:3; Acts 14:22; a million Tim 4:14; 2 Tim a million:6; Tit a million:5 Sacrament of Initiation are baptism, affirmation and widely used Eucharist Baptism: Baptism is a Sacrament which cleanses us from unique sin, Biblical references: Acts 2:38-39; Acts 22:16; a million Peter 3:21; John 3:5; Matt 19:14; Luke 18:15-16; Col 2:11-12; Rom 6:13; Acts 16:15; Acts 16:33; a million Cor a million:16; Mark 16:16; Rom 5:18-19; Mark 10:14; Jos 24:15; Matt 8:5ff; Matt 15:21 Holy Communion (Holy Eucharist): Biblical references: Jn 6:35-seventy one; Mt 26:26ff; a million Cor 10:16; a million Cor 11:23-29; Ex 12:8,40 six; Jn a million:29; a million Cor 5:7; Jn 4:31-34; Matt 16:5-12; a million Cor 2:14-3:4; playstation 27:2; Is 9:18-20; Is 40 9:26; Mic 3:3; 2 Sam 23:15-17; Rev 17:6,16 affirmation: affirmation is a Sacrament in which we receive the Holy Ghost to make us reliable and proper Christians and squaddies of Jesus Christ.

  • 5 years ago

    Actually...in the Catholic faith a Sacrament is an outward sign of an inner grace. They are with us at important moments in our lives. The Catholic Church recognizes 7 sacraments that were instituted by Christ and are protected by the Church, they are grouped into three categories They are:

    Sacraments Initiation; Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist.

    Sacraments of Healing; Penance, Anointing of the Sick

    Sacraments of at the Service of Communion: Matrimony, Holy Orders.

    For information on the specifics of each see the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "A sacrament is a Christian rite that mediates divine grace—a holy Mystery. The root meaning of the Latin word sacramentum is "making sacred". One example of its use was as the term for the oath of dedication taken by Roman soldiers; but the ecclesiastical use of the word is derived from the root meaning of the word and not from that particular example." - wikipedia

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  • 1 decade ago

    A sacrament is a ceremony. Catholics believe in baptism, first communion, penance, marriage, confirmation, and the ordination of priests. Oh yeah, extreme unction for the dying.

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