A Comparison Of Eastern And Western Practice Of The Seven Sacraments

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Many of the differences between Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians in sacramental practice stem from changes that developed in the West after the patristic period. Chrismation, originally part of baptism, became a separate rite of confirmation in the West. This led to a delay in one's first Communion, which originally took place at the time of baptism. Other differences surround the use of leavened and unleavened bread; plural and singular, first- and third-person language in...


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