In the Episcopal Church we describe the Sacraments as “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.” When we worship together we are aware that God’s love is present within and among us.
We know God’s love is given freely, unearned, and undeserved. By participating in the Sacraments, we invite the working of God’s grace in our lives and ourselves.
There are two primary sacraments in our tradition, Baptism and Holy Eucharist. Other sacraments of the church are Confession, Confirmation, Marriage, Ordination, and Unction (anointing with oil for healing).
Sacraments are the prayerful symbols and gestures we use to communicate that God’s love is with us at all times, to guide us, to free us, and to bind us together in gratitude and service to God.