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Catholic Word of the Day: CHRISMATORY, 09-19-11 ^ | 09-19-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary

Posted on 09/19/2011 8:51:25 AM PDT by Salvation

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A three-compartment vessel for each of the three holy oils: chrism, oil of catechumens, and oil of the sick. The vessel is often inscribed with the Latin abbreviation for each holy oil: S.C. (sacrum chrisma), O.C. (oleum catechumenorum), and O.I. (oleum infirmorum). It has been in use since the Middle Ages. One set of these oils is kept on reserve in a cathedral, and smaller sets for use in a parish, hospital, or infirmary are kept locked in a cupboard in the sanctuary of each church.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
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I finally know what the letters on these vessels mean!
1 posted on 09/19/2011 8:51:28 AM PDT by Salvation
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2 posted on 09/19/2011 8:54:49 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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LOL! Me too. I knew “Sacred Chrism” and “Oil of Catechumens,” because those are the same in English, but not “O.I.” I knew it was Oil of the Sick, though.

3 posted on 09/19/2011 1:26:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I welcome our new reptilian overlords. They are so quiet!)
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