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a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
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I don't want to sentimentalize this, but it is obvious that this may well be my final Chrism Mass as archbishop of New York," he said.
Traditionalist priests are actually expected to celebrate the new Mass under certain circumstances, according to the ruling, such as the Holy Thursday chrism Mass in which priests usually concelebrate with the bishop, or when called upon to officiate in a parish accustomed to the new rite.
At the chrism Mass, Curtiss promised to say a rosary for Bast and Ayers for his penance.
Hamilton wrote in the last months of his life, entitled Servant, Victim, Brother, Listener, Friend--the vocation of priest as given by Cardinal Cooke in one of his Chrism Mass homilies.
Schonborn revisited this issue in a homily directed to the priests of the archdiocese during the Chrism Mass on Tuesday of Holy Week and placed it into the larger question of pastoral care for Catholics whose lifestyles do "not fully conform to the ideals of the church.
His remark on feminism came in a homily to archdiocesan priests April 6 at the annual chrism Mass.
40) Almost a year after he had completed the cycle of audiences on the history of the Church, during his homily for the Chrism mass Benedict spoke of the saints as "translations" of Christ.
And they help us realize that God is not concerned so much with great numbers and with outward successes, but achieves his victories under the humble sign of the mustard seed," "Homily at the Chrism Mass," April 5, 2012.
Likewise, because the Chrism Mass is on Holy Thursday, which also includes the washing of feet, the Lord's injunction to wash one another's feet in humble service should also infuse a chrismatic ecclesiology.
160) (In the Latin tradition, twelve priests needed to accompany the pope at the Chrism Mass, presumably signifying the Apostolic College.
In the Chrism Mass of March 28, 2013, Pope Francis spoke about the ecclesiological relevance of these "edges," drawing on Psalm 133:2: "It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes.