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  • Jesus Baptism
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    'Baptism'; In the Greek language of Jesus' day, the word baptize meant to dip or immerse an object in water. In its Christian use baptize came to mean the act of Baptism, or the washing and cleansing of something to renew it. Jesus' Baptism took place in the Jordan River. (Gospel According to Mark) John, an apostle, was the man responsible for this glorious moment in religious history. Later, he would be known as John the Baptist because of this. During the baptism God spoke from the Heavens thr...
  • Community The Sacrament Of Holy Orders
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    Saint Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274) was an Italian theologian, one of the foremost Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages. His Summa Theologica (c. 1266-1273) was a provincial document of scholastic philosophy. Summa Theologica explored all facets of medieval life, philosophy and theology, political theory, and morality 1. The medieval church had a particular interest in the sacraments because they manifest salvation to an individual in a tangible form and tied the individual to the church 2....
  • Place On The Proper Age For Confirmation
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    Confirmation Confirmation celebrates the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Below is the traditional list of the gifts and their meanings. Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom - gives us a relish for what is spiritual, directs our life and actions of God's honor and glory, and helps us to judge the things of this world only as helps or hindrances to reaching heaven. Understanding - enables us to penetrate more deeply into the truths that we already believe by faith. Counsel - helps us to make the right decis...
  • Public Nature Of Sin And The Penance
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    Forgiveness Christ Jesus some two thousand years ago came into this world to bring redemption for our sins. He did this through his death and resurrection, or what we refer to as the pascal mystery. We still encounter the saving presence of the Lord in the sacraments and in the Word. In each and every sacrament we come face to face with 'the grace of God our Savior' (Titus 2: 11). It is this redemption of sins aspect of the sacraments that I will be examine. In the past couple of century we have...
  • Churches Regard Baptism As A Sacrament
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    Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Baptism in Christian churches, the universal rite of initiation, performed with water, usually in the name of the Trinity or in the name of Christ. Orthodox and Baptist churches require baptism by total immersion. In other churches, pouring and sprinkling are more common. Most churches regard baptism as a sacrament, or sign of grace; some regard it simply as an ordinance, or rite, commanded by Christ. Therefore, Baptism is the sacrament of f...
  • Actual Anointing Of The Candidates The Celebrant
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    Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit Many of the sacraments that are celebrated today involve the use of oil. Baptism and confirmation are the two principle sacraments involving oils. In the Church liturgies, the actual significance of oil is often not known (or at least not fully) to the members of the parish faith community. This paper will examine the meaning of oil, the sacraments in which it is us...

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