One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Roman Catholic Church) the sacramental anointing of the ill or infirm with blessed oil; unction.
- ‘They observe seven sacraments: the Eucharist, Baptism, Confirmation, Penance, Matrimony, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick.’
- ‘There will be Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm.’
- ‘The sick and house-bound will be visited throughout the parish, if you would like to be brought Holy Communion or Anointing of the Sick or know someone who would, please get in contact with one of the priests of the parish.’
- ‘The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has not been called ‘Last Rites’ by the Church for some time.’
- ‘His wounds are severe, and I would feel remiss if I neglected to give him the Anointing of the Sick right away.’
- ‘There will be a special Mass on Thursday at 3pm during which the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated.’
- ‘In the Romanian Orthodox church, the Anointing of the Sick is administered by three priests and may be given to the healthy to prevent illness.’
- ‘The miracles at Lourdes and other pilgrim shrines occur very often by means of the Eucharist, Reconciliation, and the Anointing of the Sick.’
- ‘A ceremony for the Anointing of the Sick will take place on this Sunday, November 9th in Kilglass Church at 3 p.m.’
- ‘Parishioners are also asked to look in on neighbours and offer to bring them to the Church for the Anointing of the Sick ceremony during the Mass.’
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