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How many sacraments are there?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The average person receives 5 sacraments.
    If a person continues to further the sacraments they become a priest and are Ordaned and are able to give Last Rites.
    The sacraments being:
    1) Baptism
    2) Reconcilliation
    3) Communion
    4) Confirmation
    5) Marriage
    6) Ordination
    7) Last Rites
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:18 AM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I change my answer, the average person would receive 6 sacraments.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:19 AM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • last rights is not a sacrament. The last sacrament is anointing of the sick. Last rites also called viaticum is food for the journey.
    vi·at·i·cum (v-t-km, v-)
    n. pl. vi·at·i·ca (-k) or vi·at·i·cums
    1. Ecclesiastical The Eucharist given to a dying person or one in danger of death.
    2. Supplies for a journey.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 AM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I though Anointing of the Sick and the Last Rites were the same.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 10:38 AM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • maybe i am wrong.

    when I was anointed I didn't receive communion but my grandfather did right before he died so I figured viaticum was sort of a goodbye ceremony. Or maybe viaticum isn't last rites. I might look this up. It brings up a whole knew set of questions, like can you receive viaticum twice? If you make an amazing recovery can you receive viaticum again. I know you can be anointed twice because my mother has been anointed twice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Catholics claim all seven sacraments, Protestants like Methodists only claim five, while Protestants like Baptists only claim two, being baptism and communion.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:14 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • (generally speaking, that is... individuals or individual churches may vary....)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 12:16 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • though Anointing of the Sick and the Last Rites were the same.


    Alot of people do, but they're not.  Last Rites consists of 3 sacraments - Annointing of the Sick, Confession and Holy Communion (called viaticum when it's given close to death).


     

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 12:58 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • As was mentioned, Catholics recognize seven sacraments:  Baptism; Confession/Reconcilation/Penance; Holy Communion (called Viaticum if given just before death); Confirmation; Marriage; Holy Orders; Annointing of the Sick/Extreme Unction.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 1:07 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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