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Definition of Sacrament

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

Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament. What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself!
Johannes Tauler

Voting is a civic sacrament.
Theodore Hesburgh

Spiritually good people, pure in heart, who long for the Blessed Sacrament but cannot receive at the time, can receive spiritually... even a hundred times a day, in sickness and in health, with immeasurable grace and profit.
Johannes Tauler
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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