Church Sacraments

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The Seven Sacraments of the Church are the channels by which we receive the graces and blessings of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit has existed in the church since the day of Pentecost, when He dwelt in it according to the Lord's promise: "I will pray to the Father, and He will you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth when the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him, but you know Him for He dwells with you, and will be in you." (John 14:16,17)

The Holy Spirit works in the church through the Sacraments, giving us His gifts, blessings and comfort, and teaches us and guides us to the way of truth. "But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." (John 14:26)

(By H.G. Bishop Mettaous, Bishop and Abbot of St. Mary Monastery, El-Sorian)

  1. What is a Sacrament?
  2. The Sacrament of Priesthood
  3. The Order of Melchizedek
  4. The Question of Women's Ordination
  5. The Sacrament of Baptism
  6. Baptism in the Holy Gospels
  7. Baptism in the Holy Book of Acts
  8. Baptism in the Holy Pauline Epistles
  9. Baptism in the Holy Catholic Epistles
  10. The Sacrament of Confirmation
  11. The Sacrament of the Eucharist
  12. The Question of the Real Presence
  13. The Church Fathers & The Real Presence
  14. Orthodox Reply to Protestant Objections
  15. The Sacrament of Repentance & Confession
  16. The Saving Repentance
  17. Penances & Indulgences
  18. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
  19. The Sacrament of Matrimony