Our Book of Common Prayer defines sacraments as an “outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace.” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 857). At Trinity, we celebrate Holy Baptism and Holy Communion as two great sacraments given by Christ to the Church.
In Baptism one is brought fully into a life with Christ through his death and resurrection and giving an new life in the Holy Spirit. It is through Baptism one is made a member of the church, the body of Christ.
The Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is a celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In it, we receive bread and wine as the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people, and received by faith, to nourish us for the journey of faith and life in the world.
Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” -Luke 22:19