Holy Mysteries

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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:
 
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:
  
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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".
 
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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