The Seven Sacraments Introduction Baptism Confirmation The Holy Eucharist Penance Anointing of the Sick Holy Matrimony Holy Orders Introduction to the Seven Sacraments The Sacraments are one of the greatest sources of strength the Lord has given us, major weapons against Satan and his fallen angels. Why do you think the Sacraments have been under attack since the beginning of the Church? You know that Satan is going to try to destroy any of these gifts the Lord has given us because he knows the power they wield. God loves us so much. These Sacraments are just one more way of Our Lord's keeping the promise He made to us, "I will not leave you orphans; I will be with you until the end of the world." He knew we would have needs as individual Christians and also as members of the Body of Christ. He knew we would need strength to complete the journey to Him in paradise. He gave us the means to reach out and touch Him and by touching Him, fill ourselves with His Spirit. He gave us Sacraments! Sacraments are "Powers that come forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in His Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.