Video: Olive Oil and Holy Chrism

Another in our series giving you a sneak peek at our upcoming Theology of the Table TV series on EWTN.

In the first part of the Bible, the Old Testament, thousands of years ago, we find a recipe. It is made mainly of olive oil and myrrh, cinnamon, calamus and cassia. This was a very special oil used for anointing kings and priests.

In the Church today, we use a holy anointing oil, the Holy Chrism, made from olive oil and balsam oil. The bishop consecrates the oil at a solemn ceremony during Holy Week. We then use it for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders.

For more information on our Theology of the Table TV show, click here.

Theology of the Table You Tube Playlist

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