Paragraph 1297

1297. The consecration of the sacred chrism is an important action that precedes the celebration of Confirmation, but is in a certain way a part of it. It is the bishop who, in the course of the Chrism Mass of Holy Thursday, consecrates the sacred chrism for his whole diocese. In some Eastern Churches this consecration is even reserved to the patriarch:

The Syriac liturgy of Antioch expresses the epiclesis for the consecration of the sacred chrism (myron) in this way: “[Father . . . send your Holy Spirit] on us and on this oil which is before us and consecrate it, so that it may be for all who are anointed and marked with it holy myron, priestly myron, royal myron, anointing with gladness, clothing with light, a cloak of salvation, a spiritual gift, the sanctification of souls and bodies, imperishable happiness, the indelible seal, a buckler of faith, and a fearsome helmet against all the works of the adversary.”


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

537. How did Moses pray?

462. Are family bonds an absolute good?

583. How is it possible to address God as “Father”?

152. What does it mean to say that the Church is the universal sacrament of salvation?

335. What are the effects of the sacrament of Holy Orders?

126. What place does the Resurrection of Christ occupy in our faith?

341. What new element did Christ give to Matrimony?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of caring for the weak according to James 1:27?

How is God’s mercy manifested in Isaiah? What does the book of Isaiah teach us about God’s grace and mercy?

What is God’s judgment on corruption and oppression according to Micah 3:1-4?

What is the promise of the Messiah mentioned in Malachi 3:1-3?

How is God’s justice manifested in the midst of suffering, according to Job 34:10-12?

Moses’ Leadership: What do Moses’ life and example teach us about leadership, faith, and obedience to God? (Numbers 12)

How important is gratitude in the story of the healing of the ten lepers, described in Luke 17:11-19?