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Chrismation


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    • Confirmation--Eastern churches
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    • found: Work cat: 2014001603. Denysenko, Nicholas E. Chrismation: a primer for Catholics, 2014:ECIP galley (Sacrament of Chrismation is explained for Roman Catholics, being compared with and contrasted to the Sacrament of Confirmation; The most common celebration of chrismation occurs after the immersion in the baptismal font. A presbyter anoints the neophyte (usually an infant, sometimes older children or adults) on the forehead, nose, lips, ears, breast, hands, and feet, symbolizing an anointing of the entire body. This postbaptismal anointing occurs in the course of the same liturgical rite as baptism. In Orthodox practice, chrismation occurs in another context, construed as equally meaningful with the post-baptismal anointing with chrism. The Orthodox Church typically receives Christians who were baptized in another Church through the anointing with chrism. The variations of this rite are many. As a rule, the rite occurs in a single liturgical celebration with a litany and other prayers, renunciation of heresies and confessions of faith, absolution from sin, a prayer of chrismation which differs from the one used with Baptism, and the anointing with chrism. The term chrismation, then, applies to a rite of receiving baptized Christians into the Orthodox Church who represent a wide variety of ages, religious backgrounds, and life experience. )
    • found: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America WWW site, March 21, 2014:("Sanctification of the Holy Chrism" -- the sacrament of Chrismation is administered immediately following baptism. It does not take on the adult rite of passage meaning accorded in Catholic and other related Churches when there is generally a long period between Baptism and Confirmation, and therefore is theologically different from Confirmation.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, April 4, 2014:christmation (a confirmatory sacrament of the Eastern Orthodox Church in which a baptized member is anointed with chrism)
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    • BX378.C47
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-03-21: new
    • 2014-06-14: revised
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