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sacrament
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
an important Christian ceremony such as baptism or communion
  • It was the little Hujus girl, Barbara Hujus—she was Catholic—when they brought her the viaticum, the sacrament for the dying, you know, extreme unction.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (68% in)
  • But we had warmed it first, so that you wouldn't be frightened and start crying, and you didn't, either, quite the contrary, you had been bawling beforehand, making it difficult for Bugenhagen to give his homily, but then came the water, and you fell silent, and that was out of respect for the holy sacrament, let us hope.
    2.1 - The Baptismal Bowl / Grandfather in His Two Forms (40% in)
  • The priest was carrying the sacrament against his chest, it had a cover over it, and holding his head very devoutly to one side—it's their holy of holies, after all.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (74% in)
  • But it didn't help, she had to be given the sacrament of the dying.
    3.3 - Teasing/Viaticum/Interrupted Merriment (86% in)
  • And so he had never heard of the refined priestly concept of indulgence, under which even a sacrament was included—marriage, to be precise, which unlike the other sacraments was not a positive good, but a defense against sin, conferred solely to limit sensual desire and to instill moderation, so that the ascetic principle, the ideal of chastity, might be affirmed without defying the flesh with unpolitic severity?
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (39% in)
  • And so he had never heard of the refined priestly concept of indulgence, under which even a sacrament was included—marriage, to be precise, which unlike the other sacraments was not a positive good, but a defense against sin, conferred solely to limit sensual desire and to instill moderation, so that the ascetic principle, the ideal of chastity, might be affirmed without defying the flesh with unpolitic severity?
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (39% in)
  • What a strange feeling to watch this ambiguity coming from a king when the disputants began to speak of marriage and sin, the sacrament of indulgence, the guilt and innocence of lust.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (43% in)
  • That is—those are—it just goes to show—the sacrament of lust, you understand—
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (44% in)

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