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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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The same fundamental formula is contained in the Coptic ritual (thus bearing witness to the Alexandrian tradition): "Send the grace of the working of the Holy Spirit upon this Holy Myron which he hath sanctified as the holy oil with which Thou didst sanctify priests and high priests and prophets and kings.
Some believe that faith healing may be accomplished by individual prayer, prayer from the congregation or the anointment of the individual with Holy Oil or water.
Patrick Mahoney and Grace Nwachukwu, had entered the room earlier and anointed all of the chairs with holy oil.
7) As for the oil, the majority of the sacraments, including Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders (ordination), involve anointing with holy oil as a sign of the coming Spirit; the essential ingredient, besides a blessing, is olive oil.
In a field kit, you would have a chalice, patten, cruets, candles, hosts, linens, holy oil, probably augmented with plasticized liturgies," he said.
The Argentine pope used the image of the holy oil with which ron the Priest is anointed in the Bible -- which is poured on his head and runs down in rivulets -- to describe the way that priests should touch the lives of the faithful.
Yet when the Queen was crowned in 1953, the clerics still poured holy oil onto her curls, causing those who saw such nonsense as paganism, to turn up their toes in horror.
James Lackenby, of Bensham, said: "Frankincense is a precious substance that is used as incense in temples, churches and is also a holy oil.
It's the holiday that gives us the nightly lighting of the menorah, because one day's worth of holy oil miraculously lasted for eight.
Among the dead were priests, ``martyrs of the famine'', who became infected when they rubbed holy oil into the eyelids, the ears, the hands and the foreheads of those who were dying from typhus and other diseases carried with them in the exodus.
I also got smeared with holy oil as a sign of my readiness to witness to Christ.
they are like panicked does leaping toward a sun that has finished burning off the mist and now pours its holy oil over the hides of game.