A solemn religious ceremony to which several degrees of authority and significance are attached. Rome has seven sacraments, but the Protestant churches, being less prosperous, feel that they can afford only two, and these of inferior sanctity. Some of the smaller sects have no sacraments at all -- for which mean economy they will indubitable be damned.
The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.
The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.
One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.
To bind by an oath.
A rite commanded by Christ that uses an earthly element as a sign of God. The two sacraments in the Lutheran church are Holy Baptism (water) and Holy Communion (bread and wine.)
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.
An act instituted by Jesus Christ which uses a visible element with God's word to bring the forgiveness of sins to an individual (see Baptism and Lord's Supper).
religious rite or ceremony. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper is the ceremony of Holy Communion when communicants take the wafer and the wine which represent the body and blood of Christ
Especially in classical Christianity, a formal religious rite (e.g. baptism, eucharist) regarded as sacred for its perfect ability to convey divine blessing; in some traditions (especially Protestant), it is regarded as not effective in itself but as a sign or symbol of spiritual reality or truth.
In general, any visible sign of God’s invisible presence and activity. Specifically, it is a sign through which the Church manifests and celebrates its faith and communicates the saving grace of God. In Catholic doctrine there are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Marriage, Holy Order, and the Anointing of the Sick.
Special religious rites believed to have been instituted by Jesus (see Baptism and Eucharist)
(SAC·ra·ment). In Christian theology one of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Jesus Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers. In general Protestants apply the term sacrament to baptism and the Lord's Supper, especially the latter. The Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches have five other sacraments, e.g., confirmation, penance, holy orders, matrimony, and extreme unction. As sacrament denotes an oath or vow, the word has been applied by way of emphasis to the Lord's Supper, where the most sacred vows are renewed by Christians in commemorating the death of their Redeemer.
Sacraments are outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ for our sanctification. Taking the word "sacrament" in its broadest sense, as the sign of something sacred and hidden ( the Gk word is "mystery"), we can say that the whole world is a vast sacramental system, in that material things are unto men the signs of things spiritual and sacred, even the Divinity.
a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the Protestant sacraments 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 Christian rite that mediates or symbolizes divine
a covenant sign and seal, which means it reminds us and assures us of a promise
a door through which mystery approaches us, and through which we respond
a holy act and brings participants into the presence of the Holy
a holy act, in which God works in us through the power of the Holy Spirit (see above)
a holy ordinance instituted by Christ
a holy ordinance through which the believer receives an invisible grace under the form of an outward sign, visible or audible
a holy regulation established by Christ, in which Christ and the benefits of the new covenant are represented, sealed, and applied to believers by physical signs
a holy sign or symbol, which uses earthly things to help us to see heavenly truth
a material sign that mediates grace
a means of divine grace whereby grace is actually bestowed upon the recipient by the act of baptism
a mystery, and we need
an action in which Christians assemble to celebrate their lived experience, and to call to Communal Anointing Liturgy heart their common story
an act of Christ and of the Church through the Spirit
an act that mediates the grace and mystery of God
an act, the start of a series of acts, of spiritual significance--but one of such significance that we experience the direct and immediate presence of the Spirit of God in that moment
an effectual rite
an external sign of an invisible, spiritual reality
an holy ordinance instituted by Christ in his church, (Gen
an holy ordinance instituted by Christ, in which, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers
an objectively effective sign
an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace
an outward symbol of God's grace
a physical sign which carries with it real, healing, sanctifying grace
a religious celebration in which God conveys a special spiritual blessing on a person, which helps him or her to live a life of faith
a rite or ceremony instituted by Jesus, and observed by the church as a means of or visible sign of grace
a rite through which, when performed correctly, grace is thought to be infused into the soul
a Roman Catholic invented doctrine
a sacred act instituted by God in which God Himself has joined His Word of promise to the visible element, and by which He offers, gives and seals the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ
a sacred act, instituted by the Lord Jesus, containing visible elements in which God promises and offers the forgiveness of sins
a sacred observance through which Christ confers grace upon those who observe it
a sacred sign, or sacred mystery (secretum)
a seal of the attestation or promise of God
a sign instituted by Christ that gives grace
a sign instituted by Christ to impart grace
a sign on Earth that points to a heavenly reality
a sign on the outside to show what is going on inside
a sign or symbol of God's presence in our lives
a sign which brings about what it signifies
a special act of Christian worship, instituted by Christ, which uses a visible sign to proclaim the promise of the gospel for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life
a special command of the Lord, using outward signs (water or bread and wine) to convey the grace of God
a symbol or expression of something that goes beyond that which we are able to express and experience outside our regular modes of communication
a symbol that can be perceived by human consciousness to point beyond itself and partially communicate some aspect of God's grace or presence to Christians
a symbol that symbolizes something
a very special kind of symbol or sign
a visible act through which the holy is perceived as immanent and present, as opposed to transcendent and removed
a visible external thing which turns the key to inner doors
a visible form of an invisible grace, which is instituted of God for our sanctification (Aug
a visible manifestation of something spoken
a visible manifestation of the word
a visible means instituted by Christ to communicate the power of God
a visible means of grace, unavailable (again excepting baptism and marriage) outside of a Catholic or Orthodox Church
a visible or enacted word which I shall expand on later
a visible rite or ceremony which signifies and confers grace
a visible sermon
a visible sign instituted by God, to which sign is bound invisible grace
a visible sign instituted by Jesus Christ through which invisible grace and sanctification are communicated to us
a visible sign of an invisible reality
a visible sign of God's grace, instituted by Christ
a visible sign of the invisible God
a visible symbol of an inward and spiritual reality
a way in which God imparts grace to His people
a work of the risen Christ, in which the salvation effected by his One Sacrifice is mediated to those for whom he died by a sign whose efficacy does not depend upon men but upon him
a worldly reality which reveals to us the mystery of our salvation
a visible sign of a sacred thing; in the late medieval church there were deemed to be seven sacraments, representing life cycle rituals; baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, ordination, marriage, confession and extreme unction
A ritual celebrating a significant milestone in an individualâ€™s life of faith. The number of sacraments vary between Protestant traditions and Catholic traditions, with some accepting only baptism and Eucharist while others accept seven: baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, marriage, reconciliation (also called confession or penance), holy orders and anointing of the sick.
A ceremony similar to the Eucharist in other Christian denominations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints drink water instead of wine.
the name for a religious rite; there are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church.
A formal religious act considered to be sacred observed as a sign or symbol of spiritual reality. In Christianity, a formal religious act believed to have been instituted or recognized by Jesus Christ.
A sacred rite such as Eucharist, marriage, or baptism.
a ceremony that Christians believe brings God's blessing to those who share in it. Specifically, these are baptism and communion, and for Roman Catholic and Eastern churches also penance, confirmation, holy orders (being a Bishop, Priest or Deacon), marriage and the Sacrament of the Sick (for those with serious illness).
a religious rite or observance.
a rite seen as established by Christ and serving as a means of grace and faith
An ordinance in which bread and water are blessed and passed to members of the Church, as introduced by the Savior to His Apostles at the Last Supper. The bread and water represent the body and blood sacrificed by the Savior. ( Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:15-20)
A rite through which we receive God's grace. In the Episcopal church, the "essential" sacraments are Baptism and Eucharist. The catechism describes the sacraments as "outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace." Other sacramental rites include matrimony, confession, unction and confirmation.
A rite ordained by Christ or by the church as an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace
an outward sign instituted by Christ, which gives sanctifying grace (which is a gift given by God and infused into the very essence of the soul)
A mystery - an outward visible sign of an inward invisible grace. The Orthodox Church has Seven Sacraments.
sacred act with deep spiritual and symbolic significance performed with the authority of Jesus; the Church of Scotland has two sacraments - baptism and Holy Communion
a religious ceremony or act of the Christian Church regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual grace applied to the seven rites of baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, extreme unction, ordination, and matrimony
a worship service or rite that directly connects the believer with the deity(ies) (ex: the Eucharist)
A sacred sign instituted by Christ to give grace. In the sacrament of confirmation, for instance, Christ confers the Holy Spirit.
A religious event such as Holy Communion or Marriage that has spiritual significance. All sacraments have visible aspects to them, such as water in Baptism, but they also have invisible aspects to them such as the forgiveness of sins that happens at Baptism.
A religious ceremony believed to be an outward symbol of an inward means of grace.
an outward and visible sign instituted by Christ .(p. 308)
an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace.
An outward and visible sign conveying inward and spiritual grace. There are two"dominical" sacraments regarded as generally (i.e., universally) necessary, Holy Baptism and Holy Communion; and there are five commonly called sacraments, Confirmation, Holy Matrimony, Holy Orders, Penance (Reconciliation of Penitents), and the Unction (Annointing) of the sick.
The ordinance of administering bread and water, representing the body and blood of Jesus Christ, to Church members, usually done in Sunday worship meetings.
A church service or rite which was held to have been instituted by Jesus Christ himself. Although Roman Catholic theology and church practice recognize seven such sacrament s (baptism, confirmation, eucharist, marriage, ordination, penance, and unction), Protestant theologians generally argue that only two (baptism and eucharist) were to be found in the New Testament itself.
In Mormonism, the Sacrament is the Lord's Supper, in which participants eat bread and drink wine (or water, in the case of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since the late 1800s). It is essentially the same as the Eucharist, Communion in some other Christian denominations. Normally in Mormon congregations, the Sacrament is provided every Sunday as part of the Sacrament meeting.
Sacrament is the title of American metal band Lamb of God's sixth and most recent studio album (fourth under the name Lamb of God), released on August 22, 2006.