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The Sacrament Of The Unction Of The Sick

I. Definition (1) Unction of the sick is the sacrament through which the priest anoints the body of the sick, asking for divine grace to care both body and soul.(2) The difference between this sacrament and that of penance is that the latter is administered (a) for all Christians (b) and for healing spiritual diseases; […]

The Sacrament Of Matrimony

I. Definition. The Sacrament of matrimony is the holy service through which the bridegroom and the bride are united together and given the divine grace, which sanctifies their matrimonial union, makes it perfect and spiritual like the unity of Christ and the church.This sacrament is of a very great importance, in it not only the […]

The Sacrament Of The Holy Orders

I. Definition. “Holy Orders” is the sacrament through which the clergy are ordained to celebrate the various church services.Some Protestants say that Christ did not distinguish anyone in His church, and that all the members are the same, and that there is no need for separating special persons as ministers. This is utterly wrong, because […]

The Sacrament Of Penance

I. Definition Although believers are reborn through the sacrament of baptism, and receive the Holy Ghost trough the sacrament of confirmation, yet this does not mean that they even the best saints are liable to sin. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, etc. in the Old Testament, Peter, John, etc. in the New Testament-all these committed […]

The Sacrament Of The Holy Communion

I. Definition & Names (1) This is the crowing service of the Christian Church, the culmination of Christian worship, the summit of Christian experience where devout believers hold intimate communion with their living Lord. The church through the ages has regarded this sacrament as the supreme act of communal worship.(2) Through this sacrament we eat […]

The Sacrament of Confirmation

I. Definition Confirmation is the sacrament through which the believer is granted the gift of the Holy Ghost who alone can confirm him in the new life given to him through baptism. Like the Sacrament of baptism, this sacrament can never be repeated. II. Institution of the Sacrament It was instituted through the various promises […]

The Sacrament of Baptism

I. Definition Baptism is the sacrament through which a person is born again and accepted into the membership of the church after being dipped into water three times in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.Of all the sacraments it is the first, because it is considered as the door through […]

Introduction to Church Sacraments

I. Definition A Church sacrament is a holy ordinance through which the believer receives an invisible grace under the form of an outward sign, visible or audible. It should be instituted by Christ Himself. Some Protestants say that the sacraments are mere symbols and “signs of the new covenant,” and that they are mere outward […]

The Mystery of the Resurrection

“Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the combs will hear His voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment” (Jn. 5: 28-29). St. Paul said. “There is one glory […]