Our Lady of Good Hope celebrates the anointing
of the sick during Mass about twice a year.
Few other Gospel texts have been as clear a victim of mangled interpretation and tradition as the story of the anointing
The early church understood the anointing
of the sick as a sacramental act.
The gesture of anointing
with oil links the woman to the ministry of the disciples in chapter 6 (6:13) where they are designated apostles for the first time (6:7).
In a series of influential contributions Gabriele Winkler pioneered new ways of looking at the evidence by arguing that the Syrian rite had originally emphasized the pre-baptismal anointing
of the head only as the crucial part of the rite, which was an imitation of the kingly/sacerdotal anointing
of Jesus at his baptism, marking the gift of the Spirit and inaugurating his Messianic kingship.
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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.
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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.