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SACRAMENTAL MATTER AND FORM

The rite of each of the seven sacraments, viewed as consisting of the materials used and actions performed, which constitute the matter, and the words pronounced, which constitute the form.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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