chrismation definition

  • noun:
    • The sacrament of using chrism to complete baptism within the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.
    • overall, the work of applying chrism, or consecrated oil.
    • The work of applying the chrism, or consecrated oil.
    • during the early church, plus in the Roman Catholic and Oriental churches, unction with chrism or holy oil, either of persons, such as baptism and confirmation, or of things, especially in consecrating water for baptism.
    • The sacrament of applying chrism to accomplish baptism in Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.
    • In general, the work of using chrism, or consecrated oil.
    • The act of applying the chrism, or consecrated oil.
    • In the early church, as well as in the Roman Catholic and Oriental churches, unction with chrism or holy oil, either of individuals, like in baptism and verification, or of things, especially in consecrating the water for baptism.

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