What are the Sacraments?

The Sacraments in the Catholics church symbolize God’s invisible grace. Also Sacraments is the Catholic theology of justification, and is believed by Catholics when an individual receives a Sacrament he/her’s darkened soul would be cleansed of sins. But now that we know what a Sacrament is, what are the actual Sacraments?

The Sacraments

In the Catholic church there are a total of seven sacraments. These sacraments are: Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion, Matrimony or marriage, Holy Orders, Extreme Unction or Anointing of the Sick, and Confirmation. 

Baptism: in baptism the stain of original sin is washed away, but effects still remain.

Penance: all mortal sins on the conscience must be confessed to a priest who is acting in the person of Christ. But after the confession the priest then gives that individual a penance, which can include prayer, sacrifices, etc.

Holy Communion: usually given in the context of the mass; and in short is the receiving of the body and blood of Christ, in the forms of bread and wine.

Matrimony or Marriage: is where a man and woman marry each other, and there is special grace that is bestowed on them, which will help them.

Holy Orders: this is a sacrament where a man becomes a priest.

Extreme Unction or Anointing of the Sick: this is a sacrament which a person receives when they are near death or have a possibility of passing away soon; this sacrament will strengthen a person in grace as they are near to leaving mortal life.

Confirmation: is a sacrament which is bestowed by local bishop’s, and these days is usually given to someone who is leaving childhood and entering adulthood, and is just basically to strengthen that youth as they enter adulthood.


So in short, the Sacraments of the Catholic church symbolize God’s grace, and is the theology of justification. In total there are seven Sacraments in the Catholic church which are: Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion, Matrimony or Marriage, Holy Orders, Extreme Unction or Anointing of the Sick, and Confirmation.

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s