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ex opere operato  Term Image (ex opere operato) Script Image
(Language:  Latin)
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Short Description: literally, "from the work performed"
Long Description: literally, "from the work performed"; Christian teaching that divine grace is mediated through the sacraments by virtue of the corresponding rites themselves and independently of the merits or intentions of those by whom the rites are performed; in contrast to ex opere operantis, "from the work of the one working."
Source(s): The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms