This module on Sacraments explores, in an introductory manner, the idea of Gift and Given-ness in sacramental Theology.

In the exploration we have attempted to highlight a ‘pinpoint moment’ in each sacrament (Eg. the formula for Baptism, words of Consecration). Though we aim to clarify a key point in the celebration – Prayer of Absolution – we also assert that the gift giving dynamic of God’s Holy Spirit pervades the whole celebration.

The ‘pinpoint moment’ leads the celebrant and the Assembly further into the sacrament. This liturgy also rehearses and names for the community the life of the Holy Spirit they share; sacraments foster a deeper participation in the Gift exchange that is a life in Christ.

Publication date: Oct 2015

Residing in Digital Folio(s): Year 8