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Literally, “a military oath” taken by the Roman soldiers not to desert their standard, turn their back on the enemy, or abandon their general. We also, in the sacrament of baptism, take a military oath “to fight manfully under the banner of Christ.” The early Christians used the word to signify “a sacred mystery,” and hence its application to the Baptism and Eucharist, and in the Roman Catholic Church to marriage, confirmation, etc.

The five sacraments are Confirmation, Penance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction. (See Thirty-nine Articles, Article xxxv.)

The seven sacraments are Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, Orders, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction.

The two sacraments of the Protestant Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Saccharissa
Sacco Benedetto or Saco Bendito [the blessed sack or cloak]
Sachem
Sachentege
Sack
Sack
Sack Race (A)
Sackbut
Sackerson
Sacrament
Sacramentarians
Sacred Anchors
Sacred City
Sacred Heart
Sacred Isle
Sacred War
Sacred Way (The)
Sacred Weed (The)
Sacrifice
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