The Episcopal Church recognizes seven sacraments. Two of the seven are considered the "Great Sacraments;" Baptism and the Eucharist. The other sacraments include; confirmation, ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of the penitent, and unction (the anointing of the sick with oil and the laying on of hands for healing). Additionally other pastoral care include the ministration for the dying, burial of the dead, blessings for civil marriages, and blessing for the birth or the adoption of a child.
Below are explanations of how St Michael's deals with the various sacraments and rites that make up traditional pastoral care. Please click on each picture to open a video that explains the sacrament and how we put them into action at St Michael’s. Additionally, you might like to read about the actual sacraments and rites through examining the Book of Common Prayer. You can find this information here.