Entry from US English dictionary
A rite in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches that is comparable and similar to confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church.
- More than any other mark of our parish's success, we celebrate the multitude of Baptisms and Chrismations that typify the spiritual growth of this community.
- On Monday, I gave my life confession, part of the process leading up to my Chrismation on Saturday.
- Baptism and Chrismation must be understood and experienced as corporate acts of worship and praise.
Mid 16th century: from medieval Latin chrismatio(n-), from chrismare 'to anoint'.
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