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Sacraments - The Sacraments in General
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Part of Sacraments:

1. The Sacraments in General

2. Mystery Theology

A. Introduction and Historical Survey

The sacraments, in the sense here understood, and as defined in the theology of the Church, are the seven vital actions of the Church in its liturgy which are efficacious for salvation: Eucharist, baptism, confirmation, holy orders, matrimony and the anointing of the sick. The theology …

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Raphael Schulte, “Sacraments - The Sacraments in General”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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