sacrament

[s_ˈa_k_ɹ_ə_m_ə_n_t], [sˈakɹəmənt], [sˈakɹəmənt]

Definitions of sacrament:

  1.   One of the solemn religious rites in the Christian Church, esp. the Lord's Supper: one of the seven " outward signs of inward signs of inward grace" by which, in the R. Cath. Church, grace is conveyed to the soul- they are Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Holy Orders and Matrimony. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Sacramental. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath- taking; an oath. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   A holy or sacred ceremony, as baptism; the Eucharist; the Lord's Supper. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   A solemn religious rite, as the Lord's Supper. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7.   SACRAMENTALLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   A solemn religious rite instituted by Christ to be observed by His followers; the Lord's Supper; the Eucharist; baptism; an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace; in the R. Cath. and Gr. Ch., baptism, the Eucharist, marriage, penance, confirmation, orders, and extreme unction, are called sacraments. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   A solemn religious ordinance. esp. the Lord's Supper. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10.   A ceremonial observance in the Christian Church, divinely instituted as either really or symbolically a means, and any how a pledge, of grace; the Lord's Supper. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the Protestant sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper. – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12.   To bind by an oath. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for sacrament:

  1. The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted. – Saint Aurelius Augustine
  2. From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy. – Bernard Berenson
  3. If someone talks about union, fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage. – George Carey
  4. And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use. – Martin Chemnitz
  5. As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present. – Martin Chemnitz
  6. I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman. – Bill Frist
  7. Voting is a civic sacrament – Theodore Hesburgh
  8. I've always had bronchitis. I've been administered the Sacrament of Death three times for it. – Mercedes McCambridge
  9. Funny you mention my dinner parties when I have just suggested that inviting close friends over to share a meal with candlelight and wine at your table could be a form of religious experience for some people. To me it's a form of sacrament – Sally Quinn
  10. Your meditations may be as profound, as exalted, as devout as you like; you may practise every pious exercise you can manage, but all this is as nothing in comparison with the Blessed Sacrament What we do may be godly, but this sacrament is God Himself! – Johannes Tauler
  11. No more doth it hurt to say that the body and blood are not in the sacrament – William Tyndale
  12. God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament – Evelyn Underhill
  13. In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation. – Voltaire

Usage examples for sacrament:

  1. “ I cared but little for his opinion, and on the appointed day I delivered my sermon in the Church of the Holy Sacrament in the presence of the best society of Venice. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. “ Noting the lack of compunction with which she played upon him before my very eyes, I divined that the late Colonel Lansdale had not found the need of pistols entirely done away with even by the sacrament of marriage. ” – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. If he really intended to pay what he was owing as soon as possible, it was not sin for him to be in debt, and he might partake of the Sacrament with a clear conscience. ” – Missionary Work Among The Ojebway Indians by Edward Francis Wilson
  4. “ To church in the morning, and so home, leaving the two Sir Williams to take the Sacrament which I blame myself that I have hitherto neglected all my life, but once or twice at Cambridge. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  5. “ A priest of my religion is denied me, And I disdain to take the sacrament The holy, heavenly nourishment, from priests Of a false faith; I die in the belief Of my own church, for that alone can save. ” – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  6. “ To her, marriage is a sacrament – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  7. He never took the Sacrament nor seemed to want it. ” – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  8. They hold, as I hear, that the blessed Sacrament of the Altar is in no wise the true body of Christ, but only a piece of bread blessed by the priest, and to be eaten in memory of His death; for the which reason also they would allow the lay folk to drink Christ's blood. ” – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  9. She took the sacrament with admirable propriety of demeanour, and then, on her return home, withdrew another chair from the set. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  10. None of our ministers would give him the Sacrament standing: no persuasions of our Bishops nor authority of his parents could prevail with him. ” – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  11. What a sacrament women make of meals! ” – Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
  12. He ceased thinking, terrified, and, having set the tiny lantern down, passed from the chapter- hall into the church, directing his steps towards the chapel of the Sacrament – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  13. “ To both the moment was one of infinite meaning; to her, in her high spiritual excitement, a sacrament of pardon and gratitude- expressed once for all- by this touch- in Aldous Raeburn's presence. ” – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. The great secret of the Sacrament is administered in a secluded place, the women being shut up in a house, or kept away from the mysteries. ” – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  15. Have you come for me to take the sacrament to a dying person? ” – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  16. He dismissed her and her escort with the words: " Go more frequently to church and take the holy sacrament then you will escape such fearful punishment." ” – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  17. When the day of execution came, he received the Sacrament as is usual for persons in his condition. ” – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward
  18. This letter, I found subsequently, he received as he was starting to receive the sacrament from a clergyman who has since related the fact to me. ” – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead

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