Topics: Catholic Church, Eucharist, Sacrament Pages: 1 (265 words) Published: February 4, 2013
Steven Anthony C. Tan

1. What is the etymology of the word sacrament?
-Ecclesiastical . a visible sign of an inward grace, especially one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and the Lord's Supper; the sacraments of the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches are baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, matrimony, penance, holy orders, and extreme unction.

2. Define sacrament.
-Also called Holy Sacrament. the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. -the consecrated elements of the Eucharist, especially the bread. -something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.

3. Why is jesus considered the primordial sacrament?
-Jesus is the Primordial Sacrament of the Father. By being the "Primordial Sacrament", Jesus Chriast is much more than simply the originator of the Sacraments. He is at once the SOURCE, the PRIMARY AGENT and the GOAL of all sacramental sctivity. As SOURCE, Christ is the one in whom all the sacraments are rooted and from whom they derive their efficacy. As PRIMARY AGENT, he is the one who, through the actions and words of the minister celebrating the various sacraments, baptizes, confirms, forgives, and reconciles, heals, offers himself in sacrifice, binds in faithful love and consecrates for service. As Goal of all sacraments, Christ is the perfection toward which our life on earth tends

4. Why is the church considered the fundamental sacrament of jesus? -Because it is through the Church that all other sacraments are delivered/recieved by the faithful. church is the body of christ on earth.
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