Our Lady of Good Hope celebrates the anointing
of the sick during Mass about twice a year.
He alone chose to set an anointing
earlier in the Gospel, in Galilee rather than Bethany, and to include no anointing
scene near Jesus' death.
The early church understood the anointing
of the sick as a sacramental act.
The assertion that she was anointing
Jesus' body for burial confirms her gesture as a liturgical act.
Brock,(10) there might not be indications of a post-baptismal anointing
with ointment ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), marking the gift of the Spirit, in some groups in Syria in the second century, which did not spread or was replaced by pre-baptismal anointing
with oil, but was then rediscovered there in the late fourth century, rather than being introduced as a novelty from elsewhere.
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With long strips of toilet paper draped for a stole around her shoulders, she proceeded with the anointing
, the ex-treme unction, which was how we pronounced it.
And though anointing
Manuel the next Michael Jordan is perhaps a stretch, Manuel's ability to come through the way he did in the A.
At the end of the pilgrimage he received the anointing
of the sick in the shrine's esplanade.
6) Further, there is the anointing
with the Spirit at the Jordan.
The two essays dealing with initiation and anointing
contain the interesting suggestion that the early Syrian and Armenian practice of prebaptismal rather than postbaptismal anointing
was influenced by Levi's vision of a rite of priestly ordination which included an anointing
, washing, the taking of bread and wine, and the investiture in a linen robe (Testament of Levi, 8.
West's classic multi-platinum debut, The College Dropout, was nominated for 10 Grammys and earned him three - including "Best Rap Song' for his anthem "Jesus Walks" anointing
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of the sick, like all sacraments, is one way that the church continues the ministry of Jesus.
with chrism as a symbol for ministry goes back all the way to the Old Testament.
There is a sense of the future tumbling in upon us as we hear Isaiah pointing hopefully across the desert; as we hear Paul waving the church at Philippi forward, leaving behind all their extra baggage; and as we see Mary anointing
Jesus for events that will change the world.