a consecrated oil, usually mixed with balsam or balsam and spices, used by certainchurches in various rites, as in baptism, confirmation, and the like.
- Also chrisom .
- chrismal, adjective
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How to use chrism in a sentence
Straightway there descends a dove white as snow, bearing in its beak an ampulla full of chrism sent from heaven.The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2) | Anatole France
He renounced the cross which its priests had signed on him with their chrism, their sham baptisms and other magical rites.
Next, when the altar hath been anointed with chrism, the twelve crosses painted on the walls of the church are also anointed.
Therefore each of the faithful is anointed first twice with oil, next in like manner twice with chrism.
The bishop then poureth over it oil and chrism, and chanteth, 'Jacob set up the stone for a memorial, and poured oil upon it.'
British Dictionary definitions for chrism
a mixture of olive oil and balsam used for sacramental anointing in the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches
- chrismal (ˈkrɪzməl), adjective
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