Holy Mysteries

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The term ''sacrament'' is derived from the Latin ''sacramentum'', meaning "a consecrated thing or act," i.e., "something holy"; "to consecrate", which itself was a Church Latin translation of the Greek ''mysterion'', meaning "mystery."
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The term ''sacrament'' is derived from the Latin ''sacramentum'', meaning "a consecrated thing or act," i.e., "something holy," "to consecrate;" which itself was a Church Latin translation of the Greek ''mysterion'', meaning "mystery."
  
 
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The holy mysteries or sacraments in the Orthodox Church are vessels of the mystical participation in divine grace of mankind. In a general sense, the Orthodox Church considers everything which is in and of the Church as sacramental or mystical. Generally, the Church recognizes and counts seven (though not only seven) mysteries:

Etymology

The term sacrament is derived from the Latin sacramentum, meaning "a consecrated thing or act," i.e., "something holy," "to consecrate;" which itself was a Church Latin translation of the Greek mysterion, meaning "mystery."

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