Traditionally, the rite (or ceremony) of baptism was held outside the doors of the main part of the church, to signify this fact. by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit.
Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed. In the case of Confession, that institution occurred on Easter Sunday, when Christ first appeared to the apostles after his Resurrection.
At its most basic level, marriage is a union between a man and a woman for the purpose of procreation and mutual support, or love. While divorce has existed throughout history, it has been rare until recent centuries, which indicates that, even in its natural form, marriage is meant to be a lifelong, union.
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Following Martin Luther’s tradition, many Protestant churches see only Baptism and Lord’s Supper as Sacraments. Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches basically have the same views as the Roman Catholic Church.
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