Chrism Mass: Online Live Stream
April 07, 2020
Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, gathers (online) with people from Episcopal churches throughout the Bay Area for a pastoral address and this annual renewal of ministry and blessing of oils.
Chrism is a Greek word meaning “anointing.” In this service, balsam-scented oil of chrism is blessed by our bishop and used throughout the year, most commonly at baptism and confirmation. Oil of the sick is also blessed for anointing those who are ill and dying. The Chrism Mass also affirms all those in ministry, symbolized by the blessed oils. Priests and deacons renew the vows they made at their ordination. And the ministry of the whole church is reaffirmed by renewing the vows made at baptism.
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