Chrism meaning

krĭz'əm
A sacramental anointing, especially upon confirmation into the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Consecrated oil used in baptism and other sacraments.
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A consecrated mixture of oil and balsam, used for anointing in church sacraments such as baptism and confirmation.
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A sacramental anointing with this oil.
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A mixture of oil and balm, consecrated for use as an anointing fluid in certain Christian ceremonies, especially confirmation.
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Origin of chrism

  • Middle English crisme chrism, chrisom from Old English crisma from Latin chrīsma from Greek khrīsma an anointing from khrīein to anoint ghrēi- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin crisma, from Ecclesiastical Latin chrisma, from Ancient Greek χρῖσμα (khrisma, “anointing”, “unction”), from χρίω (khriō, “anoint”).
    From Wiktionary