anointing of the sick


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A·noint·ing of the Sick

(ə-noin′tĭng)
n. Christianity
The sacrament of anointing a critically ill or weak person, with prayers for recovery and an act of penance or confession.

anointing of the sick

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a sacrament in which a person who is seriously ill or dying is anointed by a priest with consecrated oil. Former name: extreme unction

anoint′ing of the sick′


n.
a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer by a priest to a person who is critically ill or dying. Also called extreme unction.

anointing of the sick

- The Catholic sacrament in which a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation.
See also related terms for sick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anointing of the sick - a Catholic sacramentanointing of the sick - a Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
Translations

anointing of the sick

, unción f de los enfermos
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The seriously ill and dying in a local hospital are denied the sacrament of anointing of the sick because the Catholic chaplain is a woman and no priests are available.
Masses and the sacrament of the anointing of the sick will be held in the selected venues.
Jamie received the anointing of the sick once, and I did cry at that, but that might have been as much worry for her health as it was awe of the sacrament.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBI asked him if he wanted me to give him "Anointing of the Sick".
On Holy Thursday, Bishops and priests from all over the world would come together to celebrate the institution of the priesthood in a holy mass were the bishops bless the new Oil for Chrism that would be used for baptism, confirmation and the anointing of the sick or dying.
I brought the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to hospitals and to remote barrios, and even to scenes of roadside accidents.
They are namely the sacraments of reconciliation, the Eucharist, and anointing of the sick.
John Paul Abdelsayed, "Liturgy: Heaven on Earth" (143-59), describes the main features of Coptic Orthodox liturgy clearly, but his proposal warrants correction when he contrasts Coptic Orthodox anointing of the sick and confession with Catholic practice (151, 154).
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia (www.newadvent.org), in addition to the Anointing of the Sick, Confession, and Viaticum, it suggests the following as the final hour approaches: "The cardinal disposition of the soul should turn to the frequent eliciting of the acts of faith, hope, and love and contrition.
"Being there, you put your life into perspective, making you more grateful for the life you have." While there, the students had the chance to meet "VIPs" - ill parishioners there to attend the anointing of the sick Mass.
Abdelahad in 1987, after a suicide attempt left her comatose in a hospital's intensive care unit, and the young priest came to administer the sacrament of Holy Unction (anointing of the sick).
Vincent Lampert by arranging The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick service each month for those wanting to receive the grace of this Sacrament, schedule visits with the sick and homebound, and assist with funeral planning.