chrism

(redirected from chrisom)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

chrism

, chrisom
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
References in periodicals archive ?
(15) While the chrisom cloth disappears from the churching ritual after the first Edwardian prayer book in 1549, it remained a part of standard custom and practice.
Thomas Paine gave voice to her in his pamphlet "Common Sense" and in "The Rights of Man." She led Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Shirley Chrisom, Caesar Chavez and Martin Luther King Jr., among others, to employ her name as they sought truth, equality, justice and freedom.
Will Coster suggests that the term "chrisom child," sometimes found in English parish registers, gradually changed its meaning during the century after the Elizabethan settlement from "recently baptized" to "unbaptized." Until the reunion of soul and body after the Resurrection, earthly graves were the proper repositories for the corpses of the dead.