Holy Sacrament


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Noun1.Holy Sacrament - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wineHoly Sacrament - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
Offertory - the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God
Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, sacramental manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
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All the school- children, the singers and the firemen walked on the sidewalks, while in the middle of the street came first the custodian of the church with his halberd, then the beadle with a large cross, the teacher in charge of the boys and a sister escorting the little girls; three of the smallest ones, with curly heads, threw rose leaves into the air; the deacon with outstretched arms conducted the music; and two incense-bearers turned with each step they took toward the Holy Sacrament, which was carried by M.
All day long our priest go about there to give the Sacrament to dying men, and I go with him to carry the vessels with the Holy Sacrament.
The officiating priest was just finishing mass whilst D'Artagnan was looking at Bazin; he pronounced the words of the holy Sacrament and retired, giving the benediction, which was received by the kneeling communicants, to the astonishment of D'Artagnan, who recognized in the priest the coadjutor* himself, the famous Jean Francois Gondy, who at that time, having a presentiment of the part he was to play, was beginning to court popularity by almsgiving.
The Catholic Church believes marriage is a holy sacrament between man and woman, forever, with no divorce, no conditions.
The gold-plated vessel, which contained the Holy Sacrament, had been presented to St Bridget's Church in Killester in 1927 and has not been recovered.
Prest offers clear and nuanced explanations of the political problem of Jansenism, including its critiques of Jesuit casuistry and lay spiritual advisors, religious arguments for and against theatre, and the powerful yet unpopular Company of the Holy Sacrament.
I have reconciled with God through the holy sacrament of confession-since I wish to reconcile myself likewise with men, as a good Christian Catholic should.
I didn't need to have any real-world experience to figure out that what had happened was simply wrong - a fundamental, holy sacrament of our religion had been violated, not just for the inmate, but for our parish priest and the church as a whole.
There were 20 girls and 13 boys in the chapel awaiting the holy sacrament.
Elizabeth Wright Pomierski and Philip Redding Meador were joined in the holy sacrament of marriage on February 1, 2014.
One of 17 tents set up for the "Eucharist Adoration", in which the faithful adore the holy sacrament, collapsed, injuring seven people who were taken to hospital, including a girl who suffered a broken leg, Lombardi said.
Also representative of this phenomenon is Fray Diego de Marchena, whom Yovel states was "an active and determined Judaizer" who not only was overheard reciting Jewish prayers but also was seen abusing the holy sacrament, the Eucharist (120).