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Anointing of the sick   Listen
Anointing of the sick

noun
1.
A Catholic sacrament; a priest anoints a dying person with oil and prays for salvation.  Synonyms: extreme unction, last rites.






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... have a direction given with regard to the anointing of the sick by the presbyters of the Church. This rite, perverted by the Gnostics in the 2nd century, survived that perversion. The first full directions for it in a Catholic document are in the prayers of Bishop Sarapion of Thmuis in Egypt, about A.D. ...
— The Books of the New Testament • Leighton Pullan



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