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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Symbols of the Sacraments

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Collectively, the seven-branched candlestick of the Jewish Temple. Separately

  • Baptism: a flowing fountain
  • Confirmation: a descending dove, emblematic of the Holy Ghost
  • Holy Eucharist: a chalice and Sacred Host; grapes and wheat
  • Penance: the Keys of Peter
  • Extreme Unction: vessel inscribed O I (Oleum Infirmorum: Oil of the Sick)
  • Holy Orders: a chalice and a stole denoting priesthood and authority
  • Matrimony: clasped hands

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Entry for 'Symbols of the Sacraments'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/symbols-of-the-sacraments.html. 1910.

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