Sacraments and Rituals

Because Christ indwells His people and makes them His own Body, the ceremonies and rituals of the Church are filled with Christ’s saving power. Traditionally called “sacraments” or “mysteries,” these corporate rituals manifest Christ’s salvation and presence, and draw His people closer to Him. In this series of essays, Fr. Lawrence Farley examines the sacramental mysteries of the Church, explaining their history, and how Christians should approach them today.

Rituals and Sacraments

It is difficult to open a book of systematic theology and not find reference to “the seven sacraments,” often capitalized for greater effect: The Seven…

Sep 02, 2014