chrismal


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chrism

 (krĭz′əm)
n. Ecclesiastical
1. A consecrated mixture of oil and balsam, used for anointing in church sacraments such as baptism and confirmation. Also called holy oil.
2. A sacramental anointing, especially upon confirmation into the Eastern Orthodox Church.

[Middle English crisme, chrism, chrisom, from Old English crisma, from Latin chrīsma, from Greek khrīsma, an anointing, from khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots.]

chris′mal (krĭz′məl) adj.
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89) In fact, from the Middle Ages, both the Sacred Chrism and the Holy Eucharist were housed in a vessel known as the chrismal or chrismarium.
Third, from the Middle Ages, in the West, both the Sacred Chrism and the eucharist were housed in a vessel known as the chrismal or chrismarium.