Holy Mysteries

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The holy mysteries or sacraments in the Orthodox Church are vessels of the mystical conference of divine grace to mankind. In a general sense, the Orthodox Church considers everything which is in and of the Church as sacramental or mystical. However, modern tradition recognizes and counts seven common sacraments:

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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