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The Middle Ages
In the Middle Ages, what were the sacraments?
People believed that if you followed certain steps, you would make sure you would get into a happy and beautiful heaven after your death. These steps were called the Sacraments. The Sacraments include Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Penance, Communion, Taking of the Sick, and Holy Orders. Some of these like baptism and confirmation you did only once in your life. Some like penance and communion you did frequently, to help make sure you went to heaven after your death. In medieval times, the church charged people for each of the sacraments. The charge might be payment in money or doing something to bring glory to god. The Sacraments