holy oil
noun Date: 14th century olive oil blessed by a bishop for use in a sacrament or sacramental

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Holy oil — may refer to:* Holy anointing oil, a perfume used to anoint the vessels of the Jewish Tabernacle * Holy Oil (Christianity), a consecrated oil used in the administration of certain sacraments and ecclesiastical functions * Holy Oil of Aspiration,… …   Wikipedia

  • holy oil — noun a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam • Syn: ↑chrism, ↑chrisom, ↑sacramental oil • Hypernyms: ↑ointment, ↑unction, ↑unguent, ↑balm, ↑salve …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy oil — 1. consecrated oil; chrism. 2. (esp. in the Eastern Church) oil that has been in contact with a sacred object, as a relic, and is used in certain rites. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Holy Oils — • Oil is a product of great utility the symbolic signification of which harmonizes with its natural uses. It serves to sweeten, to strengthen, to render supple; and the Church employs it for these purposes in its rites Catholic Encyclopedia.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy unction — (ευχέλαιον) is one of the seven sacraments performed and recognized by the Eastern orthodox church on Holy Wednesday. It may be performed on another date if the person requesting it is in immediate need of it or extremely sick. Holy Unction,… …   Wikipedia

  • oil of catechumens — holy oil used in baptism, ordination, consecration of churches, and coronation of rulers * * * holy oil used in baptism, the ordination of a cleric, the coronation of a sovereign, or in the consecration of a church …   Useful english dictionary

  • oil of the sick — holy oil used in extreme unction * * * holy oil used in the sacrament of extreme unction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Oils, Vessels for — • In Christian antiquity there existed an important category of vessels used as receptacles for holy oil Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • oil of catechumens — holy oil used in baptism, the ordination of a cleric, the coronation of a sovereign, or in the consecration of a church. * * * …   Universalium

  • oil of the sick — holy oil used in the sacrament of extreme unction. * * * …   Universalium

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