Paragraph 1291

1291. A custom of the Roman Church facilitated the development of the Western practice: a double anointing with sacred chrism after Baptism. the first anointing of the neophyte on coming out of the baptismal bath was performed by the priest; it was completed by a second anointing on the forehead of the newly baptized by the bishop.101The first anointing with sacred chrism, by the priest, has remained attached to the baptismal rite; it signifies the participation of the one baptized in the prophetic, priestly, and kingly offices of Christ. If Baptism is conferred on an adult, there is only one post-baptismal anointing, that of Confirmation.


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188. What is the vocation of the lay faithful?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

290. When must one receive Holy Communion?

180. How is the collegial dimension of Church ministry carried out?

83. In what sense is Jesus the Only Begotten Son of God?

265. What place does Confirmation have in the divine plan of salvation?

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What is the Blood Moon prophecy of Joel 2:30-31 in the Bible?

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

What was David’s reaction after sinning with Bathsheba, and how can we learn from his humility and quest for restoration?

What is the seventy week prophecy in Daniel 9?

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

How important is God’s love to our lives, according to 1 John 4:8?