The remission of guilt and penalty for sin by a priest,
The act of consecrating by the application of oil,
used in consecrating sacred objects or persons, as in
preparation for death, or in completing the efficacy of
The reconciliation of the sinner with God through the
sufferings of Jesus Christ.
The ceremonial application of water to a person by
sprinkling, immersion, or affusion as the act or symbol
of the washing away of sin and of admission into the
The form or guide used in instruction of candidates for
church membership, preceding baptism. The book con-
taining items for such instruction.
A cup used at Communion services believed to resemble
the one used at the original Last Supper.
A participant in the Lords Supper.
The Lords Supper. Open Communion is a sacra-
ment or ordinance for all Christians;
Communion is only for those of a particular faith or
belief. The word communion is also used occasion-
ally as a synonym for denomination.
A statement of the religious beliefs of a religious body,
or an admission of sin upon conversion and during the
The initiatory rite by which persons are inducted into
the church, or the approval of authorities by which the
election of bishops is ratified by the church.
The church policy that makes the authority of the local
congregation supreme within its own area.
To set apart as sacred certain persons, animals, places,
objects, or times,
A statement of belief including the fundamentals con-
sidered necessary to salvation; a creed differs from a
confession in that it may be held by Christians and
recited in public worship.