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Holy oil   /hˈoʊli ɔɪl/   Listen
Holy oil

A consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam.  Synonyms: chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil.

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"Holy oil" Quotes from Famous Books

... angels, cleansed of sexuality. It had almost made him proud to belong no longer to his species, to have been brought up for God and carefully purged of all human grossness by a jealously watchful training. Again, it had seemed to him as if for years he had been dwelling in holy oil, prepared with all due rites, which had steeped his flesh in beatification. His limbs, his brain, had lost material substance to gain in soulfulness, impregnated with a subtle vapour which, at times, intoxicated him and dizzied him as if the earth ...
— Abbe Mouret's Transgression - La Faute De L'abbe Mouret • Emile Zola

... and cut to pieces with axes, while the two malefactors at its side were respectfully spared. The holy wafers were strewed on the ground and trodden under foot; in the wine used for the Lord's Supper, which was accidentally found there, the health of the Gueux was drunk, while with the holy oil they rubbed their shoes. The very tombs were opened, and the half-decayed corpses torn up and trampled on. All this was done with as much wonderful regularity as if each had previously had his part assigned to him; every one worked into ...
— The Works of Frederich Schiller in English • Frederich Schiller

... Is solemn baptism given with any special kind of water? A. Solemn baptism is given with consecrated water; that is, water mixed with holy oil and blessed for baptism on Holy Saturday and on the Saturday before Pentecost. It is always kept in the baptismal font in the baptistry—a place near the door of the Church set apart ...
— Baltimore Catechism No. 3 (of 4) • Anonymous

Words linked to "Holy oil" :   salve, sacramental oil, chrism, unguent, chrisom, ointment, balm, unction

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