Grace is the very essence of life founting through the Paraclete;
its chief outward signs are understanding and communication.
A. Actual Grace [or Communicating Grace] is the ongoing continual
contact by Paraclete with each being -- 'continual' as long as being
does not sin against the Paraclete via rejection of the contact itself, or the principle behind it.
B. a. Sanctifying Grace [or Constructive/Transformational
Grace] is the substantive essence of Life itself which is formative
into infinite number & type of facets and which
unique collection of such 'facets of grace' forms the
substance/identity of each being for eternity.
b. Sacramental Grace is a sub-set
of Sanctifying Grace in which it is fashioned into a unique &
purposefully designated bundle of grace in order to support & mark some 'life
commitment' [seven sacraments]; there also are sub-sets of these seven
sacraments when some special support & mark provided by grace is clearly providing
assistance to some function which is both significant & different
& additional to functions associated with 7 main sacraments.
to Paraclete & Trinity [enforcement in commitment to,
appreciation/communication of, Paraclete & Trinity
to justice & truth
to Christ & His Word
to partner(s) in birth/life-creation
subsets: a. monogamy
to Christ's ministry & cross
subsets: a. deaconate/religious order & monestery
b. presbyterate ['priest']
c. episcopate ['bishop']
Anointing of the
Sick [Extreme Unction] to life's