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)
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- What is a Sacrament?
- The Sacrament of Priesthood
- The Order of Melchizedek
- The Question of Women’s Ordination
- The Sacrament of Baptism
- Baptism in the Holy Gospels
- Baptism in the Holy Book of Acts
- Baptism in the Holy Pauline Epistles
- Baptism in the Holy Catholic Epistles
- The Sacrament of Confirmation
- The Sacrament of the Eucharist
- The Question of the Real Presence
- The Church Fathers & The Real Presence
- Orthodox Reply to Protestant Objections
- The Sacrament of Repentance & Confession
- The Saving Repentance
- Penances & Indulgences
- The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
- The Sacrament of Matrimony