Sacrament vs Sanctification - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sacrament and sanctification

is that sacrament is (islam) the rites in the five pillars of islam while sanctification is (theology) the (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a christian believer is made holy through the action of the holy spirit.

sacrament

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (Islam) The rites in the five pillars of Islam.
  • * 1978 , Kenneth Cragg, Islam and the Muslim , page 62
  • * 1992 , Jeffrey J. Coonjohn, Stories from the front, Page 62
  • (Christianity) A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Roman Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."
  • The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • God sometimes sent a light of fire, and pillar of a cloud and the sacrament of a rainbow, to guide his people through their portion of sorrows.
  • The oath of allegiance taken by soldiers in Ancient Rome; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll take the sacrament on 't.

    See also

    * The Roman Catholic and Eastern churches list seven sacraments: *
  • baptism
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  • confirmation
  • *
  • communion, Mass, or Eucharist
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  • penance
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  • extreme unction
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  • holy orders, or ordination
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  • matrimony
  • * The Protestant churches list two sacraments: *
  • baptism
  • *
  • Lord's Supper
  • * anointing of the sick * Extreme Unction * eucharist * Eucharistic liturgy * Holy Eucharist * Holy Sacrament * last rites * Liturgy * Lord's Supper * sacrament of the Eucharist * (wikipedia "sacrament") ----

    sanctification

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (theology) The (usually gradual or uncompleted) process by which a Christian believer is made holy through the action of the Holy Spirit.
  • The process of making holy; hallowing, consecration.
  • (slang, obsolete) Blackmail.