One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rite in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches that is comparable and similar to confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.
- ‘More than any other mark of our parish's success, we celebrate the multitude of Baptisms and Chrismations that typify the spiritual growth of this community.’
- ‘Baptism and Chrismation must be understood and experienced as corporate acts of worship and praise.’
- ‘To date, in addition to several Chrismations most years, the parish has celebrated two weddings and will shortly have its first baptism.’
- ‘This is one of the reasons why Chrismation has never been performed separately in the Orthodox Church.’
- ‘On Monday, I gave my life confession, part of the process leading up to my Chrismation on Saturday.’
Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin chrismatio(n-), from chrismare ‘to anoint’.
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