INTRODUCTION The Eucharist stands as initiation sacrament of the Christian life which has the power of transforming the recipient to be like Christ who is present in the sacrament. A Christian is expected to become new person in his /her approach to daily realities of life. Highlights its nature as a sacrament of love a sign of unity and a bond of love. By experiencing Christ in the Eucharist, the believer through their own personal daily presence in the world, are called to represent him in the world to other human beings and even to the nature. The effect of Eucharist will be felt more in the society if it is understood and projected in theory and practice as communion with Christ and with one another, www.iec2012.i.e/--/dr/zunnakwon What
It removes original sin that was imprinted on our soul from Adam and Eve, and removes the sins we commit. Baptism gives us remission of our sins that we commit both here on earth, and in purgatory. We are granted the gift of sanctifying grace from grace, and allowed to participate in the other sacraments to grow our grace. Finally, not only do we become part of the Catholic Church, but a part of Christ (The Sacrament). As a baptized Catholic, our call is to invite others into the Catholic Church and to preach God’s word.
Jesus, the groom, loves the bride, the Church so much that he gave his life for her and will care for her forever. Marriage has “existed eons before Christ and Christianity” (Bausch 214), but before Christ, marriage did not do anything. The second image of the Church is pilgrim. In this image, it teaches us that the Church is a community and it is on its way to its final destination, which is heaven. This image also “ In prayer, the pilgrim Church is associated with that of the saints” (CCC 2692).
A sacrament is an outward efficacious sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Jesus Christ himself is the sacrament, as he gave his life to save mankind. His humanity is the outward sign or the instrument of his Divinity. It is through his humanity that the life of the Trinity comes to us as grace through the sacraments. It is Jesus Christ alone who mediates the sacraments to allow grace to flow to mankind.
The process of such rituals implies that I can do some action to receive a special gift from God. ‘“Sacrament” is also inappropriate since it carries too much baggage from the history of Christian thought.” (p. 116) 2. According to Cross, what is a sacrament? According to Cross, a sacrament is “occasions for God’s presence to be in our midst as well as opportunities for believers to express their devotion and faith to God.” They are a actions performed by humans in response to God’s grace. They are “…rich with symbolic meaning and promise of God’s manifest presence.
The entire body of Christ in worship (1Cor 11:17 - 22) In these entire six verses the Apostle Paul sharply address the issue of division in the Corinthian church. The Apostle begins with sobering words 11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
These characteristics interact in this sacred space to create dynamic, living religious tradition in ways such as, the physical space of the church, which allows the adherents during ceremonies and masses to gather and face the altar, the tabernacle and the crucifix which reinforces the purpose of the mass through visual representation of Christ's son, and his body and blood, reminding us of why he died on the cross and why we ultimately strive to be good
Once Catholics reach an age of reason they are allowed to receive certain sacraments. Age of reason is knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong. When around the age of reason, it is allowed for Catholics to receive Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation, in order to be prepared for Confirmation. Confirmation enriches the baptized ‘with the strength of the Holy Spirit so that they can better witness to Christ in word and deed’ (Confirmation). An appropriate quote to add; “Confirmation is to baptism what growth is to generation.
It helps guide Christians in their walk and is a place where Christians can share their burdens with other Christians and get advice in hard times. The church also teaches people more about the Bible and what it truly means to be a follower of Christ. Because of the resources Christians have, it is easier for them to determine what is morally right or not. Christians can use the Bible as a reference of what to do in hard times, and what the best option is for problematic scenarios. For example, designing babies.
The author attempts to examine the architype of the Christian baptism in this academic article by exploring the relationship between the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and Christian baptism. Many religious theorists believe the baptism Jesus received distinguished him from the baptism of other Jews by way of the gift of the Spirit, while classifying him with the people as the price for their sin. 4. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Catholicism volume is pretty much self-described. It manages to encompass the world’s largest Christian denomination, a very complex and convoluted subject, into easily digestible nuggets of information.