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  • Penny Villegas
    The Catholic church uses chrism, an oil, as part of the baptism. The sign of the cross is make on the person s forehead with the oil. I ve always thought it
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 26, 1999
      The Catholic church uses chrism, an oil, as part of the baptism. The sign of
      the cross is make on the person's forehead with the oil. I've always thought
      it was like holy water, but holy oil.
      Penny

      Tord Svenson wrote:

      > In the Gospel of Philip there is frequent mention of "Chrism" --which is
      > supposedly an "ointment" of great importance. Does anyone have information
      > on "Chrism"? God help me, it sounds like an English word that is also in
      > very common usage.
      > Tord
      >
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