Sacraments 2017-08-31T15:22:28+00:00

‘Beyond Death Into Life’ – Iris Sullivan’

Sacramental Life

The sacraments are Christ’s way of speaking to us and of our joining in his deed at important junctures in our lives. Through them he nourishes and supports our earthly existence.

The Act of Consecration of Man is the centrepiece of sacramental life. In addition, there are six other sacraments that give renewal and direction to the natural course of our lives.

Baptism receives the child into the religious community, represented particularly by the godparents.

Confirmation takes place at the age of fourteen to strengthen and support a young person’s path into life.

Sacrament of Ordination The sacraments are performed by the priest through the power conferred by the Sacrament of Ordination. In The Christian Community both men and women can be­come priests.

Marriage blesses the decision of a couple to share community of life, supported by two chosen witnesses.

The Last Anointing, along with the burial ritual, helps the dying to free themselves from the body and move into body-free spiritual life.

Sacramental Consultation (by request and confidential) is religious counselling for one’s life destiny, and supports individual efforts to take responsibility for life.

 

Literature : The Seven Sacraments in The Christian Community, Capel and Ravetz, Floris Books