Sacrament: Rite or ritual. Sometimes referred to as “ordinance.” For Protestants, understood to be an outward sign of an inward change that has already occurred. For Catholics and the Orthodox, understood to convey grace that creates the inward change.
Related Concepts and/or Examples
Protestant Understanding of Sacraments – defines and explain the two rites/rituals to which most Protestant churches hold
Sacraments of the Catholic Church – defines and explains the seven rites/rituals to which the Catholic Church holds
Understanding the Sacraments of the Orthodox Church – several areas of overlap with both Protestants and Catholics
Baptism – what this rite means
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