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"Various Christian churches make use of "outward signs of God's grace," called sacraments, which they believe were instituted by Christ. The practices or objects associated with these rites are called sacramentals. Hope you enjoy the quiz."
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In Catholic churches, one may find a vessel into which people dip their fingers. Then they bless themselves. What is contained in the vessel?
In the Anglican Church, sacramentals may be used in personal devotions. Which of the following objects is such a sacramental?
A bookmark placed in a Bible
A votive candle
A pew in a church
A decorative sign placed over a church entrance
Sacramentals may also include gestures or physical practices used during worship. In Catholic and Anglican churches, one may see members of the congregation carry out a genuflection. What is this?
Opening the small bench or kneeler next to the pew
Touching one knee to the floor
Standing up during the recitation of the Nicene Creed
Handing out copies of the hymnal
Special pictures depicting scenes in the life of Christ or a saint, or stories from the Bible, may be displayed in a church. The faithful consider these focal points in prayer and devotion. What are these images called?
This type of sacramental is handed out in some churches as a part of the service on Palm Sunday. This occurs a week before Easter (Pascha) and commemorates Christ's entry into Jerusalem. What item is this?
Chrism is used in some churches for the sacraments of Confirmation, Holy Orders, the Anointing of the Sick and other solemn occasions. What is another name for this substance?
The seven days prior to Easter (Pascha) are known as Holy Week and are the scene of many important observances. One of these takes place on Holy Thursday, and mirrors an event in the ministry of Christ. What is it?
The cutting of hair
The adoption of a new name
The putting on of a new robe
The washing of the feet
Some items used by members of religious orders may be considered sacramentals. Which of the following items would qualify?
The drinking cups used in the dining hall
A large hat to shade the face, while they work outside
The habit, or garments
A table used in the library
The "sign of the Cross" is a sacramental gesture in which a person traces with one hand the shape of a cross over the face, chest and shoulders. At which of the following times would it be done?
Before and after prayers
When entering a church
All of these are correct
Before receiving Holy Communion
During a liturgy or Mass, the Gifts, or materials prior to their consecration as Holy Communion, will be brought to the altar. What is the name for the sacramentals used to contain the wine?
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