Paragraph 1289

1289. Very early, the better to signify the gift of the Holy Spirit, an anointing with perfumed oil (chrism) was added to the laying on of hands. This anointing highlights the name “Christian,” which means “anointed” and derives from that of Christ himself whom God “anointed with the Holy Spirit.”99This rite of anointing has continued ever since, in both East and West. For this reason the Eastern Churches call this sacrament Chrismation, anointing with chrism, or myron which means “chrism.” In the West, Confirmation suggests both the ratification of Baptism, thus completing Christian initiation, and the strengthening of baptismal grace – both fruits of the Holy Spirit.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

297. Why is there a sacrament of Reconciliation after Baptism?

254. Who brought to fulfillment those prefigurations?

562. How is Christian prayer Marian?

174. Why is the Church apostolic?

201. Why does the Church have the power to forgive sins?

471. What medical procedures are permitted when death is considered imminent?

280. In what way is the Eucharist a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is Ezekiel’s message about individual responsibility before God?

What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

How does Lamentations address the issue of human suffering?

What is Jonah’s story and what lessons can we learn from it?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

God’s Holiness and the Call to Holiness: What Does the Book of Leviticus Teach Us About God’s Holiness and Our Responsibility to Be Holy? (Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2)

What is the significance of Christ being the Head of Creation, as mentioned in Colossians 1:15-17?