Definition of Anointing of the Sick in English:

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Anointing of the Sick

(In the Roman Catholic Church) the sacramental anointing of the ill or infirm with blessed oil; unction.
Example sentences
  • There will be Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 2.30 pm.
  • There will be a special Mass on Thursday at 3pm during which the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated.
  • In the Romanian Orthodox church, the Anointing of the Sick is administered by three priests and may be given to the healthy to prevent illness.
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