Sacraments

The word “sacrament” is derived from a Latin word meaning “mystery” or “a sign of the sacred.” The Anglican tradition recognizes two sacraments as instituted by Jesus: Baptism and the Eucharist (or the Lord’s Supper). We receive the Eucharist each week and our pastors offer Baptism four or five times each year.

Historically the Church around the world and across history has recognized five other sacraments: Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination to the priesthood or pastorate, Anointing with oil for healing, and Reconciliation of a penitent (penitential confession). Christ Church observes all of these sacraments.

All baptized Christians are welcome to celebrate communion at Christ Church. For those who are curious to know more about what it means to profess faith in Christ and be baptized, pastors and other leaders at Christ Church are happy to engage in conversation.