Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA

"An Historic Traditional Evangelical Anglican Church"

OACC-USA Sacraments


Baptism

Holy Baptism is the sacrament by which God adopts us as His Own and makes us members of Christ’s Body, the Church, and inheritors of the Kingdom of God. The clergy provide pre-Baptismal instructions for adults to be baptized and for parents and Godparents of infants.


Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death and resurrection, until his coming again. We believe that the “real presence of Christ” is in the Eucharist.  It is the central act of our worship. All baptized Christians are invited to join us in receiving communion.


Confirmation

Confirmation is a step in the faith journey begun at Baptism. It is the sacrament in which we express a mature commitment to Jesus as Lord and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a priest or bishop. In preparation for Confirmation, the clergy leads a course of instruction in the Christian faith for adults and children.


Ministration to the Sick

Ministration to the Sick includes unction, which is the sacrament of anointing the sick with oil, or the laying on of hands, by which God’s grace is given for the healing of spirit, mind and body. The clergy visit in hospitals and homes to anoint and minister to the sick. Ministration at the Time of Death may be provided to those facing imminent death.  Ministration of the Sick may be provided by bishops, priests or deacons and depending on the circumstances, may be conducted by a deaconess.


Reconciliation of a Penitent

Reconciliation of a Penitent, also called Penance or Confession, is the sacrament in which those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution. It is not restricted to times of illness or near death. This sacrament is available at any time by appointment with the clergy.


Ordination/Holy Orders

The Old Anglican Catholic Church, USA is an apostolic traditional evangelical anglican church continuing the teaching and fellowship of the apostles through apostolic succession (Holy Orders). Through the consecration of Archbishops and Bishops, ordination of Priests, and Deacons, God gives the grace of the Sacraments and authority of His Church. All consecrations of Archbishops and bishops and the ordination of priests and deacons are administered by the Laying on of Hands by an Archbishop or Bishop.


Holy Matrimony

Christian Marriage is a lifelong union between a man and a woman who ask God’s blessing to fulfill their vows. At least one of the couple should be a baptized Christian. The priest conducts a course of pre-marital counseling prior to the couple’s wedding. Sufficient notice is necessary to provide time for this preparation.

"Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

(Revelation 19:9 NKJV)