What Are Sacraments ?

December 4, 2016

          Almost all Christian religious groups will speak of “sacraments”.  But what are sacraments?  What does the word “sacrament” mean?  Let’s start with the meaning of the word “sacrament”.  The word itself comes from the Latin word, “sacramentum”, and it’s meaning is.. “a solemn oath”.  “Sacramentum” comes from another Latin word, “sacrare” meaning.. “to hallow, or to consecrate”.   And to “hallow, or consecrate” means..  to make something holy. …