Sacraments

Sacraments: the rites instituted by Jesus, the creeds, practices, and teachings of Christian tradition.

"Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:26,27

 

Philip Jones, Lead Bishop of AMiA explains the place of the Sacraments within the three streams of an abundant life.

Below the video are more resources related to the Scriptures.

About Baptism

Dustin+ Messer addresses the meaning of Baptism. Baptism is one of the Sacraments we celebrate in three-stream living.  

Transformed and Renewed by the Eucharist

As we receive the wine and bread, we don't simply receive a reminder of Jesus' sacrifice, but a measure of the grace and new life that this sacrifice purchased for us. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are transformed and renewed each week to more fully reflect the hope and life of Christ to a hurting world.

The Balance of Three Streams

Lead Bishop, Philip Jones, shares more about the unique way The Anglican Mission in America approaches life and worship within the Scripture, Sacrament and Spirit.

What do we mean by “three streams”?

How do the Scriptures, Sacraments and Spirit come together as a great river of worship? Apostolic Vicar Philip Jones shares practical ways the "three streams" are evident within Anglican Mission in America churches.

The Spirit’s Presence in Word and Sacrament

The catechism explains that the sacraments are outward and visible signs (read: symbols) of inward and spiritual grace. This grace must be experienced, not just cogitated about or announced over us in the sacraments. And grace, such as the grace of knowing you are marked as Christ’s own for ever, is delivered through the Holy Spirit.

Between Two Traditions: Anglican Views on Holy Communion

In the Anglican Communion, Holy Communion is both an encouragement to the journeying Christian and a celebration of the communion each Christian has with the Trinitarian God we worship, as well as with one another.  

How I Found Myself in The Confession

God doesn’t hate sin because sin is bad for Him. Sin grieves God because it is His creatures willfully turning away from that perfect love, and toward their own destruction.

The Sacramental Imagination

The sacramental imagination brings together an affirmation and appreciation for the goodness of creation with an abiding awe of the mystery of Christ incarnate.

How to Talk About the Sacraments Without Scaring People Away

Here are three principles that will help us all as we seek to communicate the great blessings our tradition has to offer in its sacramental life.