Understanding Mystery

Sacraments

“A sacrament is a rite or ceremony instituted by Jesus, and observed by the church as a means of or visible sign of grace. The English word sacrament is from the Latin sacramentum, which means to make holy, or to consecrate.

Sacraments are ceremonial in nature, which separates them from other things that Jesus instructed believers to do (e.g. “go and make disciples of all nations,” Matthew 28:18).”  ( Theopedia)1.

And Previously : –  sacramentum ‘solemn oath’ (from sacrare ‘to hallow’, from sacer ‘sacred’), used in Christian Latin as a translation of Greek mustērion ‘mystery’. ( Dictionary.com)2.

Image result for mystery + celtic  christianitySo again: Sacraments are Mysteries made visible by their ceremonial nature; believed to have been instituted by Jesus, and observed by the church as a means of or visible sign of grace.


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