The sacraments are an action that show our faith and devotion to the Catholic church. The first sacraments we experience are the sacraments of initiation. The sacraments of initiation include, baptism, reconciliation, communion and confirmation. These sacraments are the first four of the seven that we can perform in our lives. The sacrament of reconciliation is when you ask God for forgiveness for the sins you have committed.
Baptism: The First Influential Sacrament Baptism is one of the first rites of passage a person could go through. It usually happens during the first couple of months when a child is born. Baptism is a sacrament that cleanse and removes original sin and personal guilt, which guides a person to Christianity. It derives from the Greek word “baptizein” which means to wash or to immerse. During the ceremony of Baptism, the person will become a believer of Christ and accept the grace of the Holy Spirit.
The first communion is celebrations were a person takes the Eucharist for the first time. It is where we are nourished and closer to God spiritually. Reconciliation is another Catholic sacrament where we confess our sins. Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of an educated mature Catholic. It is where we confirm our faith, known as the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We make preparations and thanksgiving for the Eucharist. The Eucharist also gives us the life of Christ to us in return. We gain the grace of Jesus through the Eucharist and are save by the Eucharist’s Real presence. The Real Presence of Jesus is Jesus being truly in the Eucharist, and allows us to fully know and experience all Christ has to offer. The Eucharist the summit of the Christian life because it is what we need most and want most a Christians.
As Peter preached concerning Jesus in Acts, “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,” (Acts 4:12). And, as is written in the book of Colossians, “as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” These developments were significantly impacted by my church experiences. Growing up, my family regularly attended an Episcopalian church. We were actively involved – my mom was the Sunday School Superintendant and my dad was on the vestry. My whole family formed close relationships with others who
The first rite I will describe is baptism. When a person is baptised it is believed that it is their welcome into the Christian church. Holy water is either put onto the person’s forehead or they are totally covered in water. This is a rite of passage because it is believed to be a very special as god is accepting them into the church. Infant baptisms in the Roman Catholic church take place during mass so the whole congregation of the church can welcome the child into the Christian faith.
When they do share their wisdom, I apply it all to my life, directing myself in a way that leads to a positive outlook on life. I reflect on my family’s perspectives after every quarrel, to share my opinions about how just I believe they are. I do this by referencing my religion’s own statutes, as I am religious, and take them to be true and righteous. In all that I do in my home, in all that I provide for my family, goodness is what drives me to support and guide. Goodness is what the hum... ... middle of paper ... ... community needs community outreach, social support, and opportunities to better the lives of people of it.
I was raised a roman catholic and still currently practicing my faith. So this will change both my rule of faith and cannon. The primary bible I will be using is the Harper Collins Study Bible as it is the one I have with me. The bible in the catholic faith is viewed as one of the two primary factors of the religion. Unlike others Christian faiths who believe the bible is the only rule of faith.
The newborns (or adults) are new members of the Church, and new members of the Body of Christ. As with any sacrament, there is a standard procedure to follow when the sacrament is administered. Oil is not introduced in the Rite of Baptism until after the general intercessions, '…to introduce either the anointing with the oil of catechumens, or the laying on of hands. '; The oil is one of the most significant items used in the celebration of the Rite. Jesus, himself, particularly encouraged children to be baptized, 'Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Whatever happens at confirmation, the moment for those who are confirmed is a significant one because they take a step of faith. Like some others in the list, this is a once for all sacraments. You're only confirmed once in a lifetime, though some, coming in from other denominations, find confirmation much like what they did as an affirmation of their faith in their own church years before. The primary symbol of Confirmation is the community itself. Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist are sacraments of initiation, initiation into a community.