Monday, February 4, 2019

Anointing with Oil and the Tau


I decided to research the biblical practice of anointing with oil since many churches have stopped this practice.  Many churches pray over sick people with the laying on of hands but they never anoint with oil.  Last year I saw a new pastor get confirmed at church; however he was not anointed with oil.  Why has this practice stopped? Is this a fulfillment of prophecy?  I do not know.

“Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt press the olive, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with oil; and shalt make wine, but ye shall drink no wine: and the ordinances of my people shall be utterly abolished.” Sep Mic 6:15 

I did some research and found that the ancient practice of anointing the sick with oil was always in the form of the mark called the ‘Tau’ also known as the cross.  I also learned during my study that Christian marriages, baptism and the coronation of a king or queen use to include anointing with the mark of the ‘Tau’.

I have documented verses below for all types of anointing from the bible.  Plus I have researched old newspapers and old prayer books to learn more about anointing. First though, here are some important definitions from my old Webster’s dictionary that was entered under an Act of Congress in 1890 and was copyrighted in 1913.

The Tau

The ‘tau’ symbol in the ancient Hebrew meant “owner’s mark” and was used as a symbol to denote our Father in Heaven’s property or ownership.  In ancient healing and coronations, this owner’s mark was put on various parts of the body so that the recipient would receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit. Many Christian countries used the ‘tau’ on their nation’s flag.

Back in the 1800s it was well known that ‘the mark’ was the ‘x’ since early Christians who could not sign their name used the ‘x’ as their mark, as shown here:

I can only find one verse that mentions the tau or thau in our bible.  It is found in the Rheims Bible that was translated from the 386BC Latin Vulgate:

“And the Lord said to him: Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem: and mark Thau upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, and mourn for all the abominations that are committed in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in my hearing: Go ye after him through the city, and strike: let not your eyes spare, nor be ye moved with pity. Utterly destroy old and young, maidens, children and women: but upon whomsoever you shall see Thau, kill him not, and begin ye at my sanctuary. So they began at the ancient men who mere before the house.” DR Eze 9:4-6

The Septuagint version of the bible just reflects to place a ‘mark’ on the foreheads:

“And said to him, Go through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that groan and that grieve for all the iniquities that are done in the midst of them.“ Sep Eze 9:4 

Above is from a 1930 newspaper article at the bottom of this page:

Anointing those who are Sick

The Apostles that Jesus sent had the gift of healing by anointing with oil:

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons: freely ye received, freely give.” ASV Mat 10:7-8

And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.” ASV Mark 6:13

Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders [G4245 πρεσβυτέρους (presbuterous) an older man or senior]   of the church [G1577 ἐκκλησίας (ekklēsias) an assembly, congregation, people called out from the world and to God (from 1537 /ek, "out from andto" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call")]; and let them pray over him, anointing [218b ἀλείψαντες (aleipsantes) ‘to anoint’ from the same root word as lipos (fat, oil)] him with oil [G1637 ἐλαίῳ (elaiō)] in the name of the Lord [G2962 κυρίου (kuriou) denotes an owner (master), supreme in authority,controller, by implication Master (as a respectful title)]: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.” ASV James 5:13-15

Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion, and came to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.” ASV Luke 10:30-34

Jesus’ Anointing & Preparation for Burial

“Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman having an alabaster cruse of exceeding precious ointment [G3464 μύρῳ (murō) anointing-oil, ointment, perfumed oil from μύρρα (múrrha) according to Athenaeus which means myrrh] , and she poured it upon his head, as he sat at meat. But when the disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. But Jesus perceiving it said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she poured this ointment upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial.” ASV Mat 26:6-12

My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment.” Luke 7:46

“Mary therefore took a pound of ointment of pure nard [G3487 νάρδου (nardou), ointment of nard, spikenard] very precious, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.” ASV John 12:3

Above states that Mary anointed Jesus with nard also called spikenard.  According to this page the ancient Greeks called Lavender ’nardus’.  Also see about American spikenard here

Jesus was called Christ because he was anointed or chosen by divine right by our Father in Heaven to be our King and High Priest and his body was physically anointed as shown in the verses above.

“and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ [G5547 χριστός (christos) ‘The Anointed One’].” ASV Mat 1:16

“Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ [G5547 χριστόν (christon) ‘The Anointed One’]? They all say, Let him be crucified.” ASV Mat 27:22

“even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed [G5548 ἔχρισεν (echrisen) to smear or rub with oil, i.e. (by implication) to consecrate to an office or religious service, anoint] him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” ASV Acts 10:38

Notice (above) that the dictionary definition of Chrismation states that baptism was done in the form of a cross.

The Western Churches consecrate the Chrism on the Thursday before Easter and this is called Maundy Thursday. They say Maundy Thursday is said to commemorate the foot washing service at the Last Supper; however, the Last Supper will always fall on Monday each year.  The Eastern Churches consecrate the Chrism on Holy Monday which would be the correct day of the week for the Last Super. (more info here)

It is not mentioned here; however, Jesus may have been anointed when he was presented at the temple and given his Christian name.

“And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons:” ASV Luke 2:21-24

Today many churches baby dedications are performed; however the babies are not anointed and sprinkled with water.  Many Greek churches today still perform Christening or anointing of their new babies with oil and water.  They call it a baby baptism; however, many believe that baptism cannot happen until you can repent of sin.  Therefore, a Christening would be an anointing with oil, water of purification (Num 8:7), giving of a Christian name and circumcision if the baby is a boy.

Source: Shows that oil is put on babies head

More Information:

Jesus was to be anointed for burial since this was the custom of the Judeans.  Today we call this embalming.

“And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen.” ASV Mark 16:1-2

“And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took away his body. And there came also Nicodemus, he who at the first came to him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds. So they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the custom of the Judeans is to bury.” ASV John 19:38-40

Anointing in Personal Grooming

Many verses prove that it was part of their culture to anoint or apply oil to their bodies as part of their daily grooming practices:

“But do thou wash, and anoint thyself, and put thy raiment upon thee, and go up to the threshing-floor: do not discover thyself to the man until he has done eating and drinking.” Sep Rth 3:3 

“And Elisaie said, What shall I do for thee? tell me what thou hast in the house. And she said, Thy servant has nothing in the house, except oil wherewith I anoint myself.” Sep 2Ki 4:2 

“And I washed thee in water, and washed thy blood from thee, and anointed thee with oil.” Sep Eze 16:9 

Then she [Susanna] said to her maids, Bring me oil and washing balls, and shut the garden doors, that I may wash me.” Sep Dan 13:17 

“When they were watching closely for the right moment, Susanna came by, just as she had the day before and the day before that, alone with her two female servants. She wanted to bathe in the privacy of the garden, since it was hot. No one was there except the two elders, who were hidden and spying on her. She said to her female servants, “Please bring me some olive oil and lotion and lock the gates so I can bathe.” Susanna 1:15-17

“Now this was the time for a virgin to go into the king, when she should have fulfilled twelve months; for so are the days of purification fulfilled, six months while they are anointing themselves with oil of myrrh, and six months with spices and women's purifications.” Sep Est 2:12 

“Girls who had entered the bridal chamber quite lately, to enjoy the partnership of marriage, exchanged pleasure for misery; and with dust scattered upon their myrrh-anointed heads, were hurried along unveiled; and, in the midst of outlandish insults, set up with one accord a lamentable cry in lieu of the marriage hymn.” Sep 3Ma 4:6 

Therefore oil was used for cleansing the body.  Old fashion bar soap is made from oil. Most soap sold at the grocery store today is made from detergents and other harsh agents.

No Anointing During Times of Mourning

“And Joab sent to Thecoe, and took thence a cunning woman, and said to her, Mourn, I pray thee, and put on mourning apparel, and anoint thee not with oil, and thou shalt be as a woman mourning for one that is dead thus for many days.” Sep 2Sa 14:2 

“In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, and no flesh or wine entered into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself with oil, until three whole weeks were accomplished.” Sep Dan 10:2-3

Anointing During Times of Gladness & Joy

“And pulled off the sackcloth which she had on, and put off the garments of her widowhood, and washed her body all over with water, and anointed herself with precious ointment, and braided the hair of her head, and put on a tire upon it, and put on her garments of gladness, wherewith she was clad during the life of Manasses her husband.” Sep Jdt 10:3 

“Go, eat thy bread with mirth, and drink thy wine with a joyful heart; for now God has favourably accepted thy works. Let thy garments be always white; and let not oil be wanting on thine head.” Sep Ecc 9:7-8

“He makes grass to grow for the cattle, and green herb for the service of men, to bring bread out of the earth; and wine makes glad the heart of man, to make his face cheerful with oil: and bread strengthens man's heart.” Sep Psa 104:14-15

The Holy Spirit Comes after Anointing

And Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward: and Samuel arose, and departed to Armathaim.” Sep 1Sa 16:13 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me; he has sent me to preach glad tidings to the poor, to heal the broken in heart, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind; to declare the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of recompence; to comfort all that mourn; that there should be given to them that mourn in Sion glory instead of ashes, the oil of joy to the mourners, the garment of glory for the spirit of heaviness: and they shall be called generations of righteousness, the planting of the Lord for glory.” Sep Isa 61:1-3

“Now he that establisheth us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God; who also sealed us, and gave us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” ASV 2 Cor 1:21

“Even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” ASV Acts 10:38

Anointing Priest

These verses show the anointing and the laying on of hands was practiced in the Old Testament. These verses refer to anointing new priests.

And thou shalt take of the anointing oil, and thou shalt pour it on his head, and shalt anoint him, and thou shalt bring his sons, and put garments on them. And thou shalt gird them with the girdles, and put the tires upon them, and they shall have a priestly office to me for ever; and thou shalt fill the hands of Aaron and the hands of his sons.” Sep Exo 29:7-9

And Moses poured of the anointing oil on the head of Aaron; and he anointed him and sanctified him. And Moses brought the sons of Aaron near, and put on them coast and girded them with girdles, and put on them bonnets, as the Lord commanded Moses. And Moses brought near the calf for the sin-offering, and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the calf of the sin-offering.” Sep Lev 8:12

Reflected in a section below, it shows that the hands of kings were anointed during the coronation ceremony and the verses below show that Aaron and his sons hands were anointed.

And Moses brought the second ram, the ram of consecration [to make something holy], and Aaron and his sons laid their hands on the head of the ram, and he slew him; and Moses took of his blood, and put it upon the tip of Aaron's right ear, and on the thumb of his right hand, and on the great toe of his right foot. And Moses brought near the sons of Aaron; and Moses put of the blood on the tips of their right ears, and on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the great toes of their right feet, and Moses poured out the blood on the altar round about. And he took the fat, and the rump, and the fat on the belly, and the lobe of the liver, and the two kidneys, and the fat that is upon them, and the right shoulder. And from the basket of consecration, which was before the Lord, he also took one unleavened loaf, and one loaf made with oil, and one cake; and put them upon the fat, and the right shoulder: and put them all on the hands of Aaron, and upon the hands of his sons, and offered them up for a wave-offering before the Lord. And Moses took them at their hands, and Moses offered them on the altar, on the whole-burnt-offering of consecration, which is a smell of sweet savour: it is a burnt-offering to the Lord. And Moses took the breast, and separated it for a heave-offering before the Lord, from the ram of consecration; and it became Moses' portion, as the Lord commanded Moses.  And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood that was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, and on his garments, and his sons, and the garments of his sons with him.” Sep Lev 8:21-29

Anointing of Kings and High Priests

The verses below show that Kings who were also Priest were anointed with oil.

“but of the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; And the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” ASV Heb 1:8-9

“And Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it on his [Saul] head, and kissed him, and said to him, Has not the Lord anointed thee for a ruler over his people, over Israel? and thou shalt rule among the people of the Lord, and thou shalt save them out of the hand of their enemies; and this shall be the sign to thee that the Lord has anointed thee for a ruler over his inheritance.” Sep 1Sa 10:1 

“And Samuel spoke to the people, saying, Let us go to Galgala [circle of stones], and there renew the kingdom.  And all the people went to Galgala, and Samuel anointed Saul there to be king before the Lord in Galgala, and there he offered meat-offerings and peace-offerings before the Lord: and Samuel and all Israel rejoiced exceedingly.” Sep 1Sa 11:14-15

“And Sadoc [Zadoc] the priest went down, and Nathan the prophet, and Banaeas son of Jodae, and the Cherethite, and the Phelethite, and they mounted Solomon upon the mule of king David, and led him away to Gion. And Sadoc the priest took the horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon, and blew the trumpet; and all the people said, Let king Solomon live. And all the people went up after him, and they danced in choirs, and rejoiced with great joy, and the earth quaked with their voice.” Sep 1Ki 1:38-40

“And Elisaie the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, Gird up thy loins, and take this cruse of oil in thy hand, and go to Remmoth Galaad. And thou shalt enter there, and shalt see there Ju the son of Josaphat son of Namessi, and shalt go in and make him rise up from among his brethren, and shalt bring him into a secret chamber. And thou shalt take the cruse of oil, and pour it on his head, and say thou, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel: and thou shalt open the door, and flee, and not tarry. And the young man the prophet went to Remmoth Galaad. And he went in, and, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have a message to thee, O captain. And Ju said, To which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain. And he arose, and went into the house: and he poured the oil upon his head, and said to him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee to be king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel.” Sep 2Ki 9:1-6

“And all the elders of Israel came to the king to Chebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Chebron before the Lord: and they anointed David to be king over Israel, according to the word of the Lord by Samuel.” Sep 1Ch 11:3 

And he brought out the king's son, and put on him the crown and the testimony, and Jodae the priest and his sons proclaimed him king, and anointed him, and said, Long live the king!” Sep 2Ch 23:11 

“Thus saith the Lord God to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, that nations might be obedient before him; and I will break through the strength of kings; I will open doors before him, and cities shall not be closed.” Sep Isa 45:1 

Holy Anointing Oil

Our Father in Heaven instructed Moses to make holy anointing oil for the tabernacle, the holy items in the tabernacle and the Levitical priests.  This recipe is holy and never to be used for daily personal grooming.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Do thou also take sweet herbs, the flower of choice myrrh five hundred shekels, and the half of this two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling cinnamon, and two hundred and fifty shekels of sweet-smelling calamus, and of cassia five hundred shekels of the sanctuary, and a hin of olive oil. And thou shalt make it a holy anointing oil, a perfumed ointment tempered by the art of the perfumer: it shall be a holy anointing oil. And thou shalt anoint with it the tabernacle of witness, and the ark of the tabernacle of witness, and all its furniture, and the candlestick and all its furniture, and the altar of incense, and the altar of whole burnt-offerings and all its furniture, and the table and all its furniture, and the laver. And thou shalt sanctify them, and they shall be most holy: every one that touches them shall be hallowed. And thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and sanctify them that they may minister to me as priests. And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel, saying, This shall be to you a holy anointing oil throughout your generations. On man's flesh it shall not be poured, and ye shall not make any for yourselves according to this composition: it is holy, and shall be holiness to you. Whosoever shall make it in like manner, and whosoever shall give of it to a stranger, shall be destroyed from among his people. And the Lord said to Moses, Take for thyself sweet herbs, stacte, onycha, sweet galbanum, and transparent frankincense; there shall be and equal weight of each. And they shall make with it perfumed incense, tempered with the art of a perfumer, a pure holy work. And of these thou shalt beat some small, and thou shalt put it before the testimonies in the tabernacle of testimony, whence I will make myself known to thee: it shall be to you a most holy incense. Ye shall not make any for yourselves according to this composition; it shall be to you a holy thing for the Lord. Whosoever shall make any in like manner, so as to smell it, shall perish from his people.” Sep Exo 30:22-38 

Anointing the Tabernacle

Our Father in Heaven requested that Moses anoint the tabernacle and the items in the tabernacle.

And it came to pass in the day in which Moses finished the setting-up of the tabernacle, that he anointed it, and consecrated it, and all its furniture, and the altar and all its furniture, he even anointed them, and consecrated them.” Sep Num 7:1 

This was the dedication of the altar in the day in which Moses anointed it, by the princes of the sons of Israel; twelve silver chargers, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden censers: each charger of a hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl of seventy shekels: all the silver of the vessels was two thousand four hundred shekels, the shekels according to the holy shekel.” Sep Num 7:84-85

The New Testament tells us that our bodies are tabernacles; therefore they should be anointed with oil as the tabernacle in the wilderness was.

For we know that if the earthly house of our tabernacle be dissolved, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in the heavens. For verily in this we groan, longing to be clothed upon with our habitation which is from heaven: if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For indeed we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened; not for that we would be unclothed, but that we would be clothed upon, that what is mortal may be swallowed up of life. Now he that wrought us for this very thing is God, who gave unto us the earnest of the Spirit.” ASV 2 Cor 5:1-5

His people called ‘The Anointed’

Several verses do reflect that our Father in Heaven’s people arecalled ‘the anointed’ ones; therefore now called Christians.

“Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, to save thine anointed: thou shalt bring death on the heads of transgressors; thou has brought bands upon their neck.” Sep Hab 3:13 

“And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all the things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.” ASV 1 John 2:20-21

 “And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teacheth you; concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in him.” 1 John 2:27

“The Lord is the strength of his people, and the saving defender of his anointed.” Sep Psa 28:8 

“He suffered no man to wrong them; and he rebuked kings for their sakes: saying, Touch not my anointed ones; and do my prophets no harm.” Sep Psa 105:14-15

“And I asked the second time, and said to him, What are the two branches of the olive-trees that are by the side of the two golden pipes that pour into and communicate with the golden oil funnels? And he said to me, Knowest thou not what these are? and I said, No, my lord. And he said, These are the two anointed ones that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” Sep Zec 4:12-14

Anointed Unleavened Cakes

Our Father in Heaven’s chosen bread for all Feast days, except the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), is unleavened bread that must be anointed with oil.  When we put butter or oils on bread we are anointing the bread.

“And if he bring as a gift a sacrifice baked from the oven, a gift to the Lord of fine flour, he shall bring unleavened bread kneaded with oil, and unleavened cakes anointed with oil. And if thy gift be a sacrifice from a pan, it is fine flour mingled with oil, unleavened offerings. And thou shalt break them into fragments and pour oil upon them: it is a sacrifice to the Lord. And if thy gift be a sacrifice from the hearth, it shall be made of fine flour with oil.” Sep Lev 2:4-7

“This is the law of the sacrifice of peace-offering, which they shall bring to the Lord. If a man should offer it for praise, then shall he bring, for the sacrifice of praise, loaves of fine flour made up with oil, and unleavened cakes anointed with oil, and fine flour kneaded with oil.” Sep Lev 7:1-2

Anointing in the News and other Documents

1549 – The First Book of Common Prayer

This book of prayers was in use during the time of king Henry VIII and the whole book can be viewed here:

Below is from the chapter of ‘The Order of Visitation of the Sick

1838 –news – Queen Victoria’s Coronation


1873 news – About the Mormons

1882 news – The Family Doctor

1897 news – Anointment at Coronations

The above newspaper article reminds of this verse:
“And it was said unto them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree, but only such men as have not the seal of God on their foreheads.”  ASV Rev 9:4

1899 news – Christian Marriage

1902 news - Anointed of the Lord

1902 news – King Edward’s Coronation

1902 news – Imposing Ceremony – King Edward’s Coronation

1902 news – The Coronation of King Edward VII


1903 news – Definition of Christianity

1904 news – Easter Observances in the Land of the Czar

Below is only part of this full page article, see this page

Note:  It was 14 years later that the Czar and his family were dethroned and then executed.

1906 news – Haakon to be ‘Oiled’


1909 news – What Palm and Olive Oil Do for the Skin

This is actually an ad for a new soap called Palmolive.  See full article here in column 4

1911 news - King is Crowned, King George V


1915 news – ‘Discovers Lost Art of Healing’

The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Part II. Laying on of Hands and Anointing

If oil for the Anointing of the Sick is to be blessed, the Priest says O Lord, holy Father, giver of health and salvation:

Send your Holy Spirit to sanctify this oil; that, as your holy apostles anointed many that were sick and healed them, so may those who in faith and repentance receive this holy unction be made whole; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The following anthem is said Savior of the world, by your cross and precious blood you have redeemed us;

Save us, and help us, we humbly beseech you, O Lord. The Priest then lays hands upon the sick person, and says one of the following

N., I lay my hands upon you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, beseeching our Lord Jesus Christ to sustain you with his presence, to drive away all sickness of body and spirit, and to give you that victory of life and peace which will enable you to serve him both now and evermore. Amen.

or this

N., I lay my hands upon you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, beseeching him to uphold you and fill you with his grace, that you may know the healing power of his love. Amen.

If the person is to be anointed, the Priest dips a thumb in the holy oil, and makes the sign of the cross on the sick person’s forehead, saying

N., I anoint you with oil in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Priest may add

As you are outwardly anointed with this holy oil, so may our heavenly Father grant you the inward anointing of the Holy Spirit. Of his great mercy, may he forgive you your sins, release you from suffering, and restore you to wholeness and strength. May he deliver you from all evil, preserve you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In cases of necessity, a deacon or lay person may perform the anointing, using oil blessed by a bishop or priest. If Communion is not to follow, the Lord’s Prayer is now said. The Priest concludes

The Almighty Lord, who is a strong tower to all who put their trust in him, to whom all things in heaven, on earth, and under the earth bow and obey: Be now and evermore your defense, and make you know and feel that the only Name under heaven given for health and salvation is the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

1919 news – Russian Dissenters

1937 news – The Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

Lamp Oil for the Tabernacle

The lamp that sat next to the Ark of the Covenant was to be burning from evening until morning so that the Ark of the Covenant was never in darkness.  Notice that the children of Israel were to keep this law forever.

“And do thou charge the children of Israel, and let them take for thee refined pure olive-oil beaten to burn for light, that a lamp may burn continually in the tabernacle of the testimony, without the veil that is before the ark of the covenant, shall Aaron and his sons burn it from evening until morning, before the Lord: it is a perpetual ordinance throughout your generations of the children of Israel. Sep Exo 27:20-21

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Charge the children of Israel, and let them take for thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to burn a lamp continually, outside the veil in the tabernacle of witness; and Aaron and his sons shall burn it from evening until morning before the Lord continually, a perpetual statute throughout your generations.” Sep Lev 24:1-3

Since our bodies are tabernacles where the Holy Spirit resides we are to be the ones that keeps the light on the laws of Moses; the contents of the Ark of the Covenant. 

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them: but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out. But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour.” ASV Mat 25:1-13

Since the oil burning represents that Holy Spirit within us, this oil is not for sell.  Our bridegroom, Jesus, will only allow those that have the gift of the Holy Spirit and keep the light shining on HIS laws enter the kingdom.

“Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” ASV Mat 15:16


Our Father in Heaven chose oils for anointing since they are very good for your skin plus many are good for internal use.  It is important to use organic oils that are not GMO (Canola oil) since our Father in Heaven did not make GMO oils.  The best oils are real butter, coconut oil, olive oil and palm oil.  Natural oils do contain sun protection; therefore they slow down the chances of getting a sun burn.
Oils contain vitamin E; therefore they do aid in healing and making your skin real nice.  The vitamin E found in natural oil is a preservative that will preserve your skin and food also.  Olive Oil has been used for centuries to preserve food.

Only oils that can be eaten should be used on your skin since anything put on your skin absorbs right into your blood stream and that is why we are not to even touch a pig or pork. Hormone replacement patches are a good example of how just applying a patch causes the hormones to be absorbed into your blood stream.

“And the swine, because this animal divides the hoof, and makes claws of the hoof, and it does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, and ye shall not touch their carcases; these are unclean to you.” Sep Lev 11:7-8

There are more verses and laws about not touching unclean things here:

It was prophesied that Jesus Christ would eat butter which is made from milk fat; therefore fat or oils must be important.

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; behold, a virgin shall conceive in the womb, and shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Emmanuel. Butter and honey shall he eat, before he knows either to prefer evil or choose the good.” Sep-15 Isa 7:14

Healthy fats and oils are essential for brain power!


So why don’t most of the churches teach and practice the old anointing practices for the sick, dying and the coronation?  Maybe because we have many false prophets teaching the churches that do not have the gift of the Holy Spirit; therefore they cannot give the blessings of the Holy Spirit. 

I am very grateful that I have now learned more information about our past Christian culture.  I do pray that this information is a blessing to all that receive it.  Praise our Father who is in Heaven!

Being Anointed with Oil is Christian!

Sources & More Information

The benefits of Coconut Oil
Most burn ointments contain oil (I have not tried this recipe; however I have tried strait coconut oil and it really helped)
Oil is Elaion from The fruit ‘Elaia’ olive
Oil Palms are called elaeis  (notice the similar name to olives)
Latin word for Olive Oil is oleum 
Soap history dates back to around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon
Rome, Germans and Gaul Soap history
In the late 1800s, archaeologists showed that humans have used Elaeis guineensis (Palm Oil Trees) for the past 5,000 years. They found the plant in a tomb dating from 3,000 BCE in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos.
Brain power