Grace Episcopal Church
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sacraments

The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 857)

 

Besides Baptism and the Eucharist (Holy Communion), the church recognizes other spiritual markers in our journey of faith, including:

  • Confirmation (the adult affirmation of our baptismal vows), pp. 413-419,
    Book of Common Prayer
  • Matrimony (Christian marriage), pp. 422-438, Book of Common Prayer
  • Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession), pp. 447-452,
    Book of Common Prayer
  • Orders (ordination to deacon, priest, or bishop), pp. 510-555, Book of Common Prayer
  • Unction (anointing with oil those who are sick or dying) pp. 453-467, Book of Common Prayer

These help us to be a sacramental people, seeing God always at work around us.