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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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Just as after the invocation of the Holy Spirit the eucharistic bread is no longer ordinary bread, but the Body of Christ, so this holy oil, in conjunction with the invocation, is no longer simple or common oil, but becomes the gracious gift of Christ and the Holy Spirit, producing the advent [presence?
knelt at the of demanding self-sacrifice New monarchs are anointed with holy oil and the ampulla - the gold, eagle-shaped bottle which holds the liquid - was also on the altar.
Also placed on the altar was the Ampulla, the gold, eagle-shaped flask containing the holy oil with which the queen was anointed at the coronation.
The long-term bilateral relationship, based on the Kingdom's custodianship of the holy oil fields, was not to be disrupted.
Seems that Ovadia was in a career funk and found himself in a synagogue, meditating over an Old Testament passage that explained in some detail how high priests would concoct a holy oil to use on their bodies before animal sacrifices.
Water at baptism, a ring at a wedding, holy oil for anointing.
It also refers to a legend of one day's supply of the holy oil miraculously lasting eight days.
As for the Catholic Church - demanding Hugh Dallas resigns because of some daft email - pouring aming holy oil on an already troubled situation doesn't help, although a sense of proportion all round might.
Like two pearls were the two drops of holy oil that were suspended from the two corners of the beard of Aaron," says the Talmud.
Joseph's Abbey, after having been anointed with holy oil and prayed over by the entire monastic community.
They brought with them gifts of gold, incense, and myrrh which add scent to holy oil.
The Holy Oil had in turn been prepared for anointing by being prayed over by a group of church members.