Test Your Knowledge of the Seven Sacraments in Catholicism

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Which of the following is NOT one of the sacraments of initiation in the Catholic Church?

Which sacrament is also known as Extreme Unction?

Which sacrament provides the grace of purification and initiation into the Church?

Which sacrament confers the grace of ordination as a deacon, priest, or bishop for service to the Church?

Which sacrament provides the grace of spiritual and physical healing and preparation for the journey to eternal life?

Which sacrament provides the grace of forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God and the Church?

Which sacrament is a sacrament of service, providing the grace of a permanent and exclusive bond between spouses, sealed by God, for the building up of the Church and the responsible acceptance and upbringing of children?

Which group of sacraments includes Penance and Anointing of the Sick?

Which council confirmed the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church?

Summary

Summary of "Catholic visible rites"

  • The Catholic Church has seven sacraments which are visible rites that are seen as signs and channels of the grace of God.

  • The sacraments are categorized into three groups: the sacraments of initiation, healing, and service.

  • The seven sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.

  • The Council of Trent confirmed the seven sacraments in 1545-1563.

  • The efficacy of sacraments does not depend on the celebrant's being in the state of grace, but their power comes from God.

  • The sacraments of initiation are Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, and the Eucharist.

  • Baptism is the first and basic sacrament of Christian initiation and is usually conferred by pouring water three times on the recipient's head.

  • Confirmation or Chrismation is the second sacrament of Christian initiation which confirms and strengthens baptismal grace.

  • The Eucharist is the third sacrament of Christian initiation and completes Christian initiation.

  • The sacraments of healing are Penance and Anointing of the Sick.

  • The sacrament of Penance is the sacrament of spiritual healing of a baptized person from the distancing from God resulting from sins committed.

  • Anointing of the Sick is the sacrament administered to any member of the faithful who begins to be in danger by reason of illness or old age.The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church

  • The sacrament of Baptism is the first and most basic sacrament of the Catholic Church, providing the grace of purification and initiation into the Church.

  • The sacrament of Confirmation strengthens the grace of Baptism and enables a person to fully participate in the life of the Church, receiving the Holy Spirit and becoming an adult member of the Church.

  • The sacrament of the Eucharist is the source and summit of Catholic life, providing the grace of union with Christ and nourishment for the soul.

  • The sacrament of Penance, also known as Confession or Reconciliation, provides the grace of forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God and the Church.

  • The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Extreme Unction, is a sacrament for the sick or dying, providing the grace of spiritual and physical healing and preparation for the journey to eternal life.

  • The sacrament of Holy Orders is a sacrament of service, conferring the grace of ordination as a deacon, priest, or bishop for service to the Church.

  • The sacrament of Matrimony is a sacrament of service, providing the grace of a permanent and exclusive bond between spouses, sealed by God, for the building up of the Church and the responsible acceptance and upbringing of children.

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How well do you know the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the visible rites that are seen as channels of God's grace. From Baptism to Matrimony, learn about the categories of initiation, healing, and service. See if you can match the sacrament with its description and understand their significance in Catholicism. Take this quiz to deepen your understanding of Catholic visible rites.

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