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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 […]

The Mystery of the Holy Communion

What is Holy Communion? It is a sacrament through which we are far off from the domination of sin and get nearer of attain to communion with God. It originates from the rites conducted by the children of Israel when they attained their freedom from the bondage of slavery and so killed a ritual sheep […]

The Mystery of Baptism

“He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” (Mk. 16:6). Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5). In accordance with such writings of the Holy Scriptures, the Eritrean […]

The Mystery of the Incarnation

 The incarnation of God the Son is primarily for the salvation of the world. Salvation means to restoration of the world to its direct and unimpeded relation with God. As God made it, the world was very good. But evil came there in it. God who made the world is ever concerned and active to […]

The Mystery of the Holy Trinity

 God is the only eternal Being. Beyond time, space and all limitations, He abides without a beginning and without an end. “Thou hast no beginning,” says in prayer the Ethiopian priest who celebrates the Anaphora of St. John, “but Thou bringest all things to their end. Infinite art Thou, but for all things Thou didst […]