1.2.2 - Sacraments

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  • 1.2.2 - Sacraments
    • Introduction
      • Sacrament: An outward act with an inner spiritual meaning.
      • RCC: 7 Sacraments: baptism, eucharist, confirmation, reconciliation, marriage, holy orders and anointing of the sick
      • Orthodox: sometimes call them 'holy mysteries'
      • Protestant (inc CofE): recognise only 2 sacraments (Sacraments of the Gospel) which were brought into existence by Jesus - baptism and the Eucharist
      • Some denominations (Baptists) prefer to call the 2 sacraments ordinances
    • The Eucharist
      • The importance of the Eucharist
        • Important as reminds them of J's sacrifice and the salvation
        • Brings C's closer to other members of C community
        • As a ritual, means believer is obeying his command and shared across the centuries
        • May feel better prepared to deal with events in their lives
      • RCC: believe in transubstantiation - bread and wine turn into Jesus' body and blood. RCC's say J has 'a real presence' during mass'
      • Anglicans: J b to be spiritually present in bread and wine, as his sacrifice is celebrated - consubstantiation
    • Baptism
      • Symbolises admission into C church. Water on head symbolises purification and clear from sin
      • RCC/Orthodox/CofE: infant baptism (Christening). Receive God's blessing and parents promise to raise baby as a Christian
      • Baptist/Pentecostal: must be baptised as adults to make conscious decision
        • Grace of God received because of expression of faith. Key Points to support their view: adult baptism of J and others and belief person needs to be a believer before baptised
      • Baptism = way opened up for C to be member of community


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