- oils, holy
- This term (from the Latin oleum, meaning "oil") refers to the oils used in the anointing of people and theconsecration of persons and sacred objects. Three types of holy oils are used in the liturgy: (1) the oil of catechumens, which is used to anoint those who are to be baptized; (2) the oil of the sick, which is used in the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick; and (3) chrism, which is used in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.
Glossary of theological terms. John T. Ford. 2014.
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