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Ex opere operantis

(Lat. “by deed of doer”). Term used to present the view that the condition of the person performing an act affects its efficacy; thus the moral condition of the administrant or recipient has a role and value in causing or receiving-sacramental grace. Not to be confused with ex opere operantis ecclesiae, which refers to the efficacy of liturgical prayer due to the action of the ch.


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