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anoint (someone/oneself) with

To touch someone or oneself with a liquid (such as oil or water). The phrase often retains its religious connotations. They will anoint my baby with chrism during her baptism today. To alleviate the inflammation in my leg, I have to anoint myself with this special cream every day.
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anoint someone with something

to pour or rub oil on a person's head as an honor or blessing; to put a liquid onto oneself. (Mostly in biblical references.) They anointed the king with oil and praised him greatly. He anointed himself with a menthol rub that was meant to help his cold symptoms.
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She anoints his feet, pouring out her love and thanks on the one who has raised her brother from the dead.
15, 16); they prepare for his death, they anoint with oil (Ch.
We think these are balms and perfumes and if chemical analysis confirms this, they could be similar to those used by Mary Magdalene in the Gospels to anoint the feet of Christ," he added.
That is why the Church maintains that she has no power to validly ordain women any more than she has the power to baptize a child with wine or oil, or validly anoint a person with acrylic paint or holy water.
Inasmuch as the Word of God was man from the root of Jesse, and son of Abraham, in this respect did the Spirit of God rest upon him, and anoint him to preach the gospel to the lowly" (Adv.
An example of such anointing is found in 1 Kings 19, where Elijah is commissioned to anoint the kings of many nations.
A bishop should continue to practise some of the duties of the parish priest such as celebrate marriages, anoint the sick and hear confessions, both of which he himself continued to do even as Pope.
Currently only a priest may anoint the sick, but many deacons have expressed a desire to be able to do so, especially those people they have been visiting regularly.
collaborates with a retired priest who drives 40 miles to preside at Mass, celebrate Reconciliation, and anoint the sick and dying of the parish.
He will anoint, however, if it becomes obvious the problem is deep-seated and quite disturbing.
So it came as little surprise to Nicotera that Stoneman informed him the Angels will anoint McPherson their new third baseman and pursue a center fielder, starting pitcher and possibly a middle infielder via trade or free agency.
Details differ in the four gospel accounts of the Resurrection as to the number of heavenly visitors at the tomb, which women accompany Mary Magdalene to anoint the body, and whether or not the women are believed when they run to tell the news of Christ's Resurrection.
There are many miraculous liquids in American Catholicism--the wine that becomes the Blood of Christ, the cleansing water that cascades over the squalling newborn, the oils that anoint new priests and the dying faithful, the tears wept over newborns welcomed and newlyweds wedded and the dead blessed, and the milk that mothers make for their holy children in an ancient miracle most reminiscent of the Madonna and her stunning Child.
Alan, we would like to anoint you and assure you of God's love.
Although Ryan pursues Raina ardently, her head is turned by a more appropriate potential boyfriend, a scholar of medieval literature (David Nett), who anoints Raina as a suitable helpmate for his academic career.