Life's big events like birth, marriage, or death are often marked by sacraments in The Episcopal Church. Sacraments are "outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace." The two great sacraments given by Jesus to his friends are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist, sometimes called Holy Communion or Mass. The other rites are confirmation, ordination, marriage, confession, and anointing those who are sick or dying.
St. James offers special instruction to help participants (and in the case of infant baptism, parents) prepare for baptism, confirmation, and marriage.