Origin of chrism
Examples from the Web for chrism
Chrism and the oil of catechumens also are mentioned by many ancient Fathers.The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome|Charles Michael Baggs
And the very same inquiry may be made concerning oil and chrism.
The chrism of motherhood consecrates a woman as a priestess.The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)|Marion Harland
Lastly, he anointeth with chrism the twelve crosses depicted on the wall.
And while the chrism is used they chant, 'See the smell of my son is as the smell of a field.'
British Dictionary definitions for chrism
Word Origin for chrism
Word Origin and History for chrism
"oil mingled with balm," Old English chrisma, from Church Latin chrisma, from Greek khrisma "an unguent, anointing, unction," from khriein "to anoint," from PIE root *ghrei- "to rub" (cf. Lithuanian griejù "to skim the cream off"). Chrisom "baptismal robe," is a c.1200 variant of this. Related: Chrismal; chrismatory.