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date: 16 October 2019

chrism (Gk. χρι̑σμα‎, from χρίω‎, ‘anoint’; but in Greek it is usually called μύρον‎). 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A mixture of olive oil and balsam, used in the ritual of the Greek and Latin Churches. The use of special oils for liturgical functions such as the consecration of priests and kings was familiar in the OT. The practice was taken over by the early Church, and its use in the rites of Christian initiation is attested by several early Fathers, e.g. ... ...

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