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chrism

, chrisom
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
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MELTHAM | On Thursday March 24th Maundy Thursday five members of the clergy attended the Eucharist at Ripon Cathedral, where they received the holy oils for the coming year.
Looking at the families gathered along the route--the mothers and fathers with their children, the young with their hopes, the old with their dreams, and the nuns firm in their dedication --I realized that we are all priests of this royal priesthood, priests who require no ordination, no holy oils on our brows, and no elaborate costumes in order to minister to the people of God.
Turner averred, "Until the thirteenth century, it would not have been surprising to find the holy oils kept in a tabernacle with the hosts." (89) In fact, from the Middle Ages, both the Sacred Chrism and the Holy Eucharist were housed in a vessel known as the chrismal or chrismarium.
I felt the holy oils on my brow, could hear My mother speak and the parish priest Bid me gaze upon the cross.
At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a Holy Thursday Mass that included the traditional blessing of holy oils - some of which the church will send to the earthquake zone as a sign of closeness to the stricken population.
Dona Carmen reads it and rereads it, she is dumbfounded, for her store of culture notwithstanding and in spite of being president of so many prestigious institutions, she can't hit upon the interpretation of the word "oligarchs." It is the first time she has seen it written and she doesn't recall hearing it before, and being neither a sage nor an ignoramus, she knows that "oli" has a connection with oil, with the holy oils, moreover, which is to say, oil.
The Admiral said that turning the Indians into Christians was against the faith, and that our men were giving the chrism and holy oils to infidels who only converted to Christianity because they were also given clothes.
The 15-minute TV clip showed a lacklustre, depressed priest talking to various people in bars and restaurants, celebrating the Eucharist privately in his apartment, administering Holy Oils to an HIV/AIDS patient, and giving his views on what he sees as his "apostolate." Did he think that 50 percent of Canadian priests could be "gay" (i.e., homosexually active)?