Please fast and pray every Thursday for the renewal of the Catholic Church in America. Please note: The Cybersociety will fast on Fridays beginning January 2013, in accordance with ancient custom.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Holy Oils







"For you go down into the water, bearing your sins, but the invocation of grace, having sealed your soul...you come up quickened to righteousness....And to you, after you had come up from the pool of the sacred streams, was given an unction...[T]his holy ointment is no more simple ointment...but is Christ's gift of grace and, by the advent of the Holy Spirit, made fit to impart his divine nature." --St. Cyril of Jerusalem, d. 386.   

"Wherefore we are called Christians, because we are anointed with the oil of God."--St. Theophilus of Antioch, second century A.D.
Olive tree.

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