seven Sacraments

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Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Extreme Unction, Orders, and Matrimony. It was through the Sentences of Peter Lombard (c.1150) that the belief gained credence that these seven sacraments constituted a set different in kind from all other religious rites. Their sevenfold number was defined at the Council of Trent and is also generally accepted in the E. Church.

Subjects: Christianity.

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