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Definition of Sacrament


  1. The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.
  2. The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.
  3. One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.
  4. To bind by an oath.

Sacrament Quotations

Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
Boris Pasternak

Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ.
Michael Horton

Voting is a civic sacrament.
Theodore Hesburgh

Sacrifice, discipline and prayer are essential. We gain strength through God's word. We receive grace from the sacrament. And when we fumble due to sin - and it's gonna happen - confession puts us back on the field.
Lou Holtz

The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
Saint Augustine
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Sacrament Translations

sacrament in Dutch is sacrament
sacrament in French is sacrement
sacrament in German is Sakrament
sacrament in Spanish is sacramento
sacrament in Swedish is sakrament
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