Unit 3 - sacraments of initiation

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GCSE RE Flashcards on Unit 3 - sacraments of initiation, created by tuckp002 on 04/10/2015.

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What is a sacrament? An outward sign of an inward grace
What are Rites of Passage? With examples Special ceremonies which show a person is moving onto a new stage in their life. Eg. Baptism and Marriage
What is believers baptism? Baptism of someone old enough to understand the ceremony. Normally the person will go underneath the water
What is meant by the Gifts of the Holy spirit? Seven gifts which the Holy Spirit gives to the person being confirmed
What are the seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church? 1) Baptism 2) Confirmation 3) Eucharist 4) Marriage 5) Ordination 6) Reconciliation 7) Sacrament of the sick
What are the three sacraments of initiation in the Catholic church? Baptism Holy Communion / Eucharist Confirmation
Where does the idea of Baptism come from? Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. After Jesus' resurrection he told his disciples to baptise people. He told them to say: "I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
What is the font and what does it represent in Baptism? Where the holy water is kept before it is poured on the head of the person being baptised. It symbolises the sign of new life.
What does the pouring of water represent in Baptism? Sin being washed away
What does the person being baptised wear and what does this represent? A white gown is worn to represent a pure soul now that original sin has been removed through baptism.
What do the Oil of Chrism and the Oil of Catechumens represent? Symbolises strength and symbolises that this person is special.
What are the advantages of Infant Baptism? Give 3 points Your original sin is washed away You grow up as part of a Christian community. Being baptised should create a more positive attitude towards life and devoting time to God.
What are the advantages of Believers Baptism? Being baptised as an adult means you are making the decision yourself and understand what it means. It follows the example of Jesus who was Baptised as an adult. You make a very public display of your faith to other people.
What Bible reference do Christians often liken Confirmation to? Acts 2 - Pentecost The Holy Spirit comes to them in a special way.
Who normally confirms candidates? The Bishop
What is the significance of the laying on of hands? This shows the passing on of the power of the Holy Spirit
What is the significance of the Sponsor in confirmation? Shows the support the candidate will get now they are a full member of the Christian community
Why does a candidate of Confirmation choose a new name for themselves? To show that they can take responsibility for themselves. They ask the saint whose name they choose to pray for them.
What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit? 1) Wisdom - understand what is important 2) Right Judgement - right vs wrong 3) Understanding - able to empathise 4) Courage - Ability to carry on 5) Knowledge - what is right and why 6) Reverence - Lead a holy life 7) Wonder and Awe - Love and appreciate God as a higher power.
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