Sacraments

Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.

Other sacramental rites that evolved in the Church include confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction. Sacraments sustain our present hope and anticipate its future fulfillment.

 

Holy Eucharist (Communion)

All are welcome to receive communion. There is no wrong way to receive communion. Either receive the bread and the wine, or just the bread. Have the bread placed in your hand and then drink from the chalice when served or intinct (dip) the bread in the chalice. The server will dip the bread in the wine for you if you leave it in your open palm.

If you do not wish to receive communion feel welcome to come up to the altar for a blessing. When the usher

comes to your pew follow everyone else to the altar. Kneel next to everyone else and cross your arms over your chest. The priest will then give you a blessing.

 

Baptism

Holy Baptism is an initiation by water into the Body the Church. The bond, which God establishes in Baptism, is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is most often administered within the Eucharist on a Sunday.

The clergy do preparation with parents and godparents who are presenting their children for baptism.

If interested, contact the parish clergy or the parish administrator here.  Preparation before the event is easily arranged as well.

 

The Sacrament of Anointing

We practice anointing and laying on of hands for healing of mind, body and spirit.  The clergy visit those who are hospitalized or preparing for surgery to administer the healing sacraments.

A healing service dating from the early days of Christianity is offered on Sundays throughout the year. Contact the parish office for more information here.

 

Confirmation

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized in other Christian traditions who come to the Episcopal Church are asked to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of the bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.

 

If you or your child is interested in being confirmed or received, please contact the parish administrator here.

 

The Sacrament of Marriage

Weddings are planned well in advance (6 months recommended) with the clergy and Music Director, Sandy Molyneux. Firstly, a date is set and meetings with clergy are planned.

 

Funerals

The death of a member of the church should be reported as soon as possible to the clergy so arrangements for the funeral can be made.

 

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THE SACRAMENTS

THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE

 Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Other sacramental rites which evolved in the Church include confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction. Sacraments sustain our present hope and anticipate its future fulfillment.

- See more at: http://www.saintjamescathedral.org/sacraments/#sthash.MlfXsvqG.dpuf

THE SACRAMENTS

THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE

 Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Other sacramental rites which evolved in the Church include confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent, and unction. Sacraments sustain our present hope and anticipate its future fulfillment.

- See more at: http://www.saintjamescathedral.org/sacraments/#sthash.MlfXsvqG.dpuf

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