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Synonyms for anoint

Synonyms for anoint

choose by or as if by divine intervention

administer an oil or ointment to

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And during ordination the bishop anoints the hands of new priests and the consecrating bishop anoints the head of new bishops to symbolize their service to the people of God.
Does the anointing woman anoint Jesus as the Messiah?
The echoing image suggests that when the woman here anoints with oil, she fulfills an apostolic role.
78) The same weakness bedevils those commentators who would interpret the ointment prayer in the Didache as referring to the sanctified oil used to anoint the sick, as in the Apostolic Tradition and Sarapion's Sacramentary.
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered vases of perfumed ointment in the ancient Palestinian town of Magdala, which may have used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus.
Moses took 70 elders of Israel to the tent of meeting, so that the Lord could take some of the spirit which was upon Moses and anoint the elders, who would then assist in the governance of the people.
If Poitier hadn't existed, Hollywood would have had to anoint someone like him.
He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint [him] with oil in the name of the church" (5:14).
The second is to anoint certain shareholders as consultants who report information to the Company but who have no way of knowing whether the Company is going to act on their information, or even pay any attention to it, unless and until it has been publicly disclosed.
Why not commission trained chaplains to anoint the sick and qualified spiritual directors to celebrate Reconciliation?
If a bishop were to anoint a child with acrylic paint, the sacrament would not be imparted.
Inasmuch as the Word of God was man from the root of Jesse, and son of Abraham, in this respect did the Spirit of God rest upon him, and anoint him to preach the gospel to the lowly" (Adv.
An example of such anointing is found in 1 Kings 19, where Elijah is commissioned to anoint the kings of many nations.
A bishop should continue to practise some of the duties of the parish priest such as celebrate marriages, anoint the sick and hear confessions, both of which he himself continued to do even as Pope.
He will anoint, however, if it becomes obvious the problem is deep-seated and quite disturbing.