"And the Word became flesh
and made his dwelling among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory as of the Father's only Son,
full of grace and truth.
Gospel of John 1:14
They are justified freely by his grace
through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
whom God set forth as an expiation, through faith, by his blood,
to prove his righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,
through the forbearance of God - to prove his righteousness in the present time,
that he might be righteous and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.
Letter of St. Paul to the Romans 3:24-26
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
in accord with the favor of his will,
for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved.
In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions,
in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.
In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery
of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him
as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, in heaven and on earth.
Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians 1:3-10
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20
"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee
and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened
and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove;
and a voice came from heaven,
"Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased."
Gospel of Mark 1:9-11
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit,
he cannot enter the kingdom of God."
Gospel of John 3:5
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together
And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4
"Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God,
they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit;
for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit."
Acts of the Apostles 8:14-17
"While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus.
There he found some disciples. And he said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?"
And they said, "No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."
And he said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism."
And Paul said, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance,
telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus."
On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them;
and they spoke with tongues and prophesied."
Acts of the Apostles 19:1-6
Then he took the bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them, saying,
"This is my body, which will be given for you;
do this in memory of me."
And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you."
Gospel of Luke 22:19-20
"I am the living bread which came down from heaven;
if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever;
and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Gospel of John 6:51
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you,
that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said,
"This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in My blood;
do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.
First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians 11:23-26
"When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic,
Child, your sins are forgiven..."
"But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth," -
he said to the paralytic, "I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home."
Gospel of Mark 2:1-10
"Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father who sent me, even so I send you.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them,
"Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven.
If you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
Gospel of John 20:21-23
"And all this is from God,
who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation."
The Second Letter of Paul to the Corinthians 5:18
"So they (the Twelve Apostles) went off and preached repentance.
They drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them."
Gospel of Mark 6:12-13
"Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh
I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church."
St. Paul to the Colossians 1:24
"Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up;
and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."
"Do this in memory of me." Gospel of Luke 22:19 and 1 Corinthians 11:25
"Now be solicitous for yourselves and for the whole flock in which
the Holy Spirit has appointed you as bishops to pasture the Church of God,
which He purchased with his own blood."
Acts of the Apostles 20:28
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you,
which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance
with the laying on of hands by the presbytery.
First Letter of Paul to Timothy 4:14
"Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious;
and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood,
to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
First Peter 2:4-5
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh."
"(Jesus) said in reply:
"Have you not read that He who made man from the beginning made them male and female?"
"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church." St. Paul to the Ephesians 5:25
"This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church.
In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself,
and the wife should respect her husband."
St. Paul to the Ephesians 5:32-33
|THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS|
(m) matter - elements
(f) form - words
|ECCLESIAL EFFECT||SACRAMENTAL EFFECT|
|(m) Pouring of water
(f) Name of Trinity
Body of Christ
Member of Church
|Forgiveness of Original Sin
Grace to live as
adopted children of God
|CONFIRMATION||Bishop||(m) Imposition of hands
signing & anointing
Power to witness
|Grace to witness for Christ|
|EUCHARIST||Priest to Pope||(f) Words of Consecration
(m) for Bread and Wine
|Presence of Christ
to effect Church Unity
|Nourishment of soul
Forgiveness of venial sin
|CONFESSION||Priest||(m) Confession of sin
|Reconciliation with the Church||Return to Grace
Peace and Spiritual Formation
|ANOINTING OF SICK||Priest||(m) Anointing by Priest
(f) Prayer (James 5:14)
|Incorporation into healing Christ||Healing of soul and body
Grace of Acceptance
|MARRIAGE||Spouses||(f) Exchange of vows
and mutual consent
of man and woman:
as Christ and Church
|Grace to live married life|
|HOLY ORDERS||Bishop||(m) Laying on of hands
for Body of Christ
|in persona Christi
Grace of Holy Spirit to
exercise powers worthily
|Courtesy of Father Giles Dimock OP, Director, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D. C.|