something good humans dont deserve but God gives us anyway.
(comes from sacred) a tangible sign or symbol of an intangible transfer of God's grace.
State of grace
to be in a relationship with God.
external sign: H20 symbolizes a spiritual cleansing from original sin.
intangible transfer of grace "protected through baptism"
in medevil time- puberty was the age. the statement that this person is ready for an active part in the church. "laying on of hands"
when they were able to reproduce they were married. In medevil period the external symbol is the "sexual union." Makes new church. "the grace comes to children born of this union."
ordination of the priest. external sign: prayer or blessing. grace: they handle the eucharist and responsiblity of God's grace.
(communion) replicates the body and blood of christ. The bible commands us all to take communion. symbollically: we are participating in that suffering. believer continually renews God's presence through eucharist.
the act of forgiveness. (spirit of regret)
1) genuine remorse
3) assignment ( in m.e times this was more beneficial for the church then the "sinner")
4) the priest absolves your sin.
(last rites) (praying for the dead)