from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sacrament of applying chrism to complete baptism in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.
  • n. In general, the act of applying chrism, or consecrated oil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of applying the chrism, or consecrated oil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the early church, and in the Roman Catholic and Oriental churches, unction with chrism or holy oil, either of persons, as in baptism and confirmation, or of things, especially in consecrating the water for baptism.


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  • Catholic Charismatics have adjusted the concept to mean something more like a full realization or appropriation of the gift of the Spirit already received in chrismation.

    Thoughts on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

  • The sacrament of Confirmation sometimes called chrismation is vital to the perfecting and strengthening of the Christian walk and has always been historically connected with Baptism.

    All Saints' episcopal visitation

  • Rather, it is roughly a desacramentalized form of chrismation.

    Thoughts on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

  • And yes, please, reintegrate confirmation/chrismation with baptism.

    Prayer Book revision

  • His churches celebrate seven sacraments: baptism, chrismation (confirmation), Holy Communion, marriage, holy orders, reconciliation and anointing of the sick.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • In the East, they also delegated the chrismation and invocation of the HS, but in the West, the bishops reserved these things to themselves.

    Stand Firm

  • BCP were chiefly trying to counteract when they insisted that "Holy Baptism" was "FULL initiation" into Christ's Body and when the formula that they settled on to accompany the newly restored chrismation in baptism stressed emphatically that the Spirit was given in baptism and not just in some later confirmation rite.

    Stand Firm

  • For instance, about AD 400, the great St. Chrysostom very emphatically insists that the Spirit is given through the water rite, even though he also makes a great deal out of the importance of the later chrismation that follows.

    Stand Firm

  • Praying for all who are preparing for illumination tomorrow, whether through baptism or chrismation.

    Glory to God for All Things

  • '' Those who propound the so-called synodal decree of 1484, which received Latin converts by chrismation, do not understand that the churchmen of that time were using economia, and that they thus formulated their decree because of the Papacy's agitation and tyranny. ''



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