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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 2. March 13, 1952

Sacrament Study

Sacrament Study

A large part of the studies at Conference were centred around the Holy Communion, and from the affirmation in those studies of the reality of that sacrament, sprang perhaps the most fruitful idea which emerged from the Conference: sacramental living; that is to say, living which draws not only its strength hut also its inspiration from worship in the sanctuary; and that not by any process of psychological satisfaction, but by the grace of God manifested particularly through the sacrament.

By referring to the Holy Communion as a sacrament we mean, as was made abundantly clear by our considerations of the New Tastament sources and [unclear: tv] nature of Christ's sacrifice, roughly that, in the performance of that act of worship, God's grace is conferred upon us in a peculiar way; that the mere performance of the sacrament ensures a sufficiency of grace through as a real work of the church. Living becomes so centred around the performance of worship that there is a sense in which all our endeavour is directed towards and from the sanctuary in which that worship is performed.