Associations to the word «Sacrament»
SACRAMENT, noun. (Christianity) A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Roman Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."
SACRAMENT, noun. (in particular) The Eucharist.
SACRAMENT, noun. The consecrated Eucharist (especially the bread).
SACRAMENT, noun. A thing which is regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.
SACRAMENT, noun. The oath of allegiance taken by soldiers in Ancient Rome; hence, any sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The sacrament (sacred ritual) of confessing sins to a priest, being assigned penance and being absolved of those sins. Formerly called confession.
SACRAMENT OF THE ALTAR, proper noun. (high-church Christianity) The Holy Communion; the sacrament instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper.
SACRAMENT, noun. 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.
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