On the Sunday in St. Peter’s week Darya Alexandrovna drove to mass for all her children to take the sacrament.
And the smallest, Lily, was bewitching in her naive astonishment at everything, and it was difficult not to smile when, after taking the sacrament, she said in English, "Please, some more."
The fact that the children had not been at the sacrament for nearly a year worried her extremely, and with the full approval and sympathy of Marya Philimonovna she decided that this should take place now in the summer.
Took the sacrament and all.
You must take the sacrament.
Chapter 20 The next day the sick man received the sacrament and extreme unction.
During the sacrament Levin did what he, an unbeliever, had done a thousand times.
Agafea Mihalovna, speaking of the man just dead, had said: "Well, thank God, he took the sacrament and received absolution; God grant each one of us such a death."
Katya in just the same way, besides all her care about linen, bedsores, drink, found time the very first day to persuade the sick man of the necessity of taking the sacrament and receiving absolution.
Levin gave him the bottle, and the same look of passionate hope with which he had taken the sacrament was now fastened on his brother, demanding from him the confirmation of the doctor’s words that inhaling iodine worked wonders.
And consequently, not being able to believe in the significance of what he was doing nor to regard it with indifference as an empty formality, during the whole period of preparing for the sacrament he was conscious of a feeling of discomfort and shame at doing what he did not himself understand, and what, as an inner voice told him, was therefore false and wrong.
"Why, I believe it’s nine years since I’ve taken the sacrament!
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Augustine defined a Christian sacrament as "a visible sign of an invisible reality."
A couple of the kids watched movies as if they were partaking of a sacrament, completely enthralled and religiously attentive.