Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Holy Wednesday: Holy Unction

Christ heals.

Dear Students and Friends,

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Unction.

The Sacrament of Holy Unction is offered for the healing of soul and body and for forgiveness of sins. At the conclusion of the service of the Sacrament, the body is anointed with oil, and the grace of God, which heals infirmities of soul and body, is called down upon each person. 

Read more about this service »
Read about Holy Unction on the Mystagogy blog »

This is a very thorough and helpful article about Unction and the history and biblical basis of this sacrament in our church. I personally find it to be one of the most meaningful services of the week, as it reminds me of the healing I need to be part of Christ's Kingdom.

I hope this information will be helpful to you today and throughout the rest of Holy Week!

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