extreme unction


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extreme unction:

see anointing of the sickanointing of the sick,
sacrament of the Orthodox Eastern Church and the Roman Catholic Church, formerly known as extreme unction. In it a sick or dying person is anointed on eyes, ears, nostrils, lips, hands, feet, and sometimes, in the case of men, the loins, by a priest while
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extreme unction

Roman Catholic sacrament given to a person in danger of dying. [Christianity: RHD, 506]
See: Death

extreme unction

(last rites) anointing at the hour of death, sacrament of Orthodox Church and Roman Catholic Church. [Christianity: NCE, 689]
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That was the end of extreme unction. It wasn't a game anymore.
For many centuries, the sacrament of Extreme Unction was also known as the "impositio manuum super infirmum"--a laying of hands on the sick.
thought of as an under-the-wire, extreme unction convert.
The priest who recorded her death wrote that "she died on the other shore, they [other Indians] took her there already gravely ill." (42) She had not confessed or received the sacrament of extreme unction. Mochechi had been baptized for fourteen years by the time she died and had long since reached the age of reason, so she was certainly eligible for the sacraments.
First, most Roman Catholic chaplains ignored the British Army's ban on chaplains going into the trenches because of the need to administer sacraments, most notably Extreme Unction. As a result, Roman Catholic chaplains shared the soldiers' experience of war through direct participation.
One of the latest contras is extreme, which used to mean 'dire,' as in the extreme unction administered by a priest to a person about to die.
We will focus on one particularly striking passage in the poem (cited from Collected Poems): I tasted the malignity of the gorse, Its black spikes, The extreme unction of its yellow candle-flowers.
Some clear examples of this are the paschal lamb, the mystic vesica piscis (an almond-shaped aureole surrounding pictures of Christ, the Virgin, etc.), the soul-saving values attributed to the oils used in extreme unction. Bread made from wheat and wine made from grapes both play a very important role in the Christian eucharist, but these Mediterranean products are of doubtful evocative value for Christians beyond the seas.
The Anointing of the Sick (formerly known as Extreme Unction) is the sacrament given to those in danger of death from sickness or old age.
Anyone who revived after receiving Extreme Unction (last rites) was in for more of a shock than their families.
Roman Catholic priests may administer the sacraments of confession, the eucharist and extreme unction to sick members of the Eastern churches (para.

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