The Seven Sacraments Essay

1338 words - 6 pages

Baptism
Matthew 28:19
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Baptism is the very first sacrament. It is an official declaration of becoming a Christian and having the Holy Spirit enter you. During baptism the person that is getting baptised gets emerged in the water three times then the priest anoints them 36 times with the holy chrism which is also known as the mayroun. The person that is getting baptised makes a public confession of their faith. First they turn to the west which is a symbol of darkness and death. Then they turn east which represents life and light. At the end of Baptism ...view middle of the document...

Holy Communion
Mark 14:22-24
22 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 23 Then He took the cup, and when He had given thanks He gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.

The most important gift that God has offered to us by is his Salvation. When God came down from heaven and became a man, he died as a sacrifice for us to pay the price of our sins. Even though God died on the cross, that still wasn’t sufficient for our salvation to be complete, because we have to personally accept his gift and by that we have to accept the Sacrament of Holy communion. During Holy Communion we receive the holy body and blood of Christ into our body and soul. This can happen when we attended the liturgy and at a certain time of the mass the priest and the people bow down. The priest then can pray the silent prayer calling upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon the bread and wine and to sanctify and bless who will come forward to receive the bread and wine that is transformed into Holy body and blood of Christ. Jesus is then present with us and in us. One thing that it is important to remember is to pray the before and after Holy Communion prayers.
Confession
1 John 1:9-10
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
When a child is already baptised as a Christian, the tints of sin is washed away. Even as adults that have converted, the same goes for them, which involves having all their sins washed away in baptism, and when that happens they cannot be baptised again. But what happens later on, when the individual sins again, and what should they do? This is where confession comes along, when all the new sins that we have committed are washed away and gone. Confession is like a renewal of baptism and it is also another gift from God. When the priest prays the Absolution Prayer, the sins since baptism are washed away by the Holy Spirit. Then the weight of guilt and sin is gone and taken away. It is usually good to confess at least once a month with your confession priest.

Unction of the sick
Matthew 10:8
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
At Christ’s time, the...

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