Sacrament
A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites.The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines...
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Photographing The Real Bodies Of Incorrupt Saints.
The Italian nun grimaced at my camera, reviewing the photo that she had just snapped of me. We had to take another, she explained. The shriveled corpse to my left was beautiful. My face had room for i...
During shroud display, Turin reaches out to women who have aborted
ROME - With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given prie...
Sacraments of the Catholic Church
Roman Catholic teaching holds that there are seven sacraments which Christ instituted and entrusted to the Church. Sacraments are visible rituals that Catholics see as signs of God's presence and effe...
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Sacred mysteries
The term sacred mysteries generally denotes the area of supernatural phenomena associated with a divinity or a religious ideology. The term has two senses, which often overlap: Although the term "myst...
Eastern Orthodoxy
The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, and also referred to as the Orthodox Church and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian church in the world, with an estimated ...
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Anglican sacraments
In keeping with its prevailing self-identity as a via media or "middle path" of Western Christianity, Anglican sacramental theology expresses elements in keeping with its status as a church in the Cat...
Lutheran sacraments
The Lutheran Sacraments are "sacred acts of divine institution". Lutherans believe that, whenever they are properly administered by the use of the physical component commanded by God along with the di...
Sacrament (LDS Church)
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, most often simply referred to as the sacrament, is the ordinance in which participants eat bre...
Ordinance (Latter Day Saints)
In Mormonism, ordinances are "sacred rites and ceremonies" and "consist of acts that have spiritual meanings." Ordinances can also mean God’s laws and statutes. Mormons believe that certain ordinance...
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Sacrament (Community of Christ)
The sacraments are viewed as vital ministries in the Community of Christ for both individual and community spiritual development. They are viewed as essential to the mission, identity and message of t...
Baptism
Baptism (from the Greek noun βάπτισμα baptisma; see below) is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally and also a ...
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Eucharist
The Eucharist /ˈjuːkərɪst/ (also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and other names) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament. According to some New Testament books, it...
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Christian views on marriage
Most Christian authorities and bodies view marriage (also called Holy Matrimony) as a state instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wif...
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Confession
A confession is a statement made by a person or a group of person acknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden. The term presumes that the spe...
During shroud display, Turin reaches out to women who have aborted
ROME - With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given prie...
Mass (liturgy)
"Mass" is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church, Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. Apa...
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Holy Orders
In Christian Churches, holy orders are special roles within the church such as bishop, priest or deacon. In the Roman Catholic (Latin: sacri ordines), Eastern Catholic, Eastern Orthodox (ιερωσύνη [hie...
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Polygamy in Christianity
Polygamy is a marriage which includes more than two partners. There are numerous examples of polygamy in the Old Testament, but it is generally not accepted by modern Christianity. Some Christians act...
Confirmation (Lutheran Church)
Confirmation in the Lutheran Church is a public profession of faith prepared for by long and careful instruction. In English, it is called "affirmation of baptism", and is a mature and public of the ...
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State church of the Roman Empire
Nicene Christianity became the state church of the Roman Empire with the Edict of Thessalonica in AD 380, when Emperor Theodosius I made it the Empire's sole authorized religion. The Eastern Orthodox ...
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Wedding cord
The traditional wedding cord, also known as the wedding lasso, wedding lazo cord, or yugal is a piece of wedding paraphernalia used in some Christian Catholic wedding ceremonies. This is actually a r...
Christianity and alcohol
Christian views about wine are varied. Christ administered "the fruit of the vine" in the central Christian rite—the Eucharist or The Lord's Supper.Some Christians (by their understanding of the Bible...
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Words of Institution
The Words of Institution (also called the Words of Consecration) are words echoing those of Jesus himself at his Last Supper that, when consecrating bread and wine, Christian Eucharistic liturgies inc...
Words of Institution - Wikipedia
Natural marriage
Natural marriage is the name given in Catholic canon law to the covenant "by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature ...
Quaker wedding
Quaker weddings are the traditional ceremony of marriage within the Religious Society of Friends.
After the local meeting had approved the couple's intention, an announcement would be made and pos...