sacramental matter

Article

A theological term designating the material element of a sacrament; e.g., water in Baptism. From the institution by Christ, the matter is an essential part of a sacrament, so that the use of valid matter by the minister is necessary for a valid sacrament.

MLA Citation

  • “sacramental matter”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 12 June 2010. Web. 21 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/sacramental-matter/>