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  • The holy oil in the ampula has been added to cumulatively down the centuries, never destroyed.

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  • The chamber door opened quickly then, and there was Louis XVI, already fat, pretending to be asleep on a state bed, in a long crimson waistcoat trimmed with gold galloons, his shirt open where he was to be anointed with the holy ampula.


  • Then the dean of Westminster laid the ampula and spoon upon the altar, and the King kneeling down at the faldstool, and the archbishop standing on the north side of the altar, said this prayer or blessing over him: --

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • Four knights of the garter held over him a rich pall of silk, or cloth of gold; the dean of Westminster took the ampula and spoon from off the altar, poured some of the holy oil into the spoon, and with it the archbishop anointed the King, in the form of a cross:

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • (In the morning early, care was taken that the ampula was filled with oil, and the spoon laid ready upon the altar of the Abbey church.)

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • I even had ampula-sui-boey for its supposedly good and curative effects on the throat … ..

    Giddy Tigers

  • Jean Chartier, _Chronique_, vol. i, p. 97.] [Footnote 1508: Chifletius, _De ampula Remensi nova et acurata disquisitio_, Antwerp, 1651, in 4to.]

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2


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