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Synonyms for unction

excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

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smug self-serving earnestness

anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

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In the Roman Catholic Church, there are seven solemn rites, called sacraments: baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, matrimony, penance, holy orders and extreme unction. The church believes these sacraments were instituted by Jesus and that they confer God's grace.
On February 20, she requested for Extreme Unction, had her confession and requested, too, for the Eucharist.
but only for the exercise of the sanctifying munus: namely, celebrating the Mass, administering the sacrament of reconciliation and giving unction to the sick."
The Lord gave me insight and foresight, He took me to the top of the mountain and, by His grace and the unction of the Holy Spirit, He showed me what many others could not see.
figure By PHILIP OCHIENG class="MsoNormalIf Cicely is the middle name of a female Kenyan MP, she would have received it for the same reason I received the name Philip, namely, imposed immediately upon birth or, through a superstitious unction called "baptism", imposed by Euro-Christians on the whole world's non-Caucasians.
As his public utterances began to be embellished with the unction of Mark Antony and the diction of Brutus, I had a second thought.
Most recently, that proactive thrust was best exemplified by comedienne and TV program host Eugene Domingo's decision to suddenly 'go dramatic,' by way of her intense portrayal of a suicidal woman in Marsha Norman's searing play, ''Night, Mother,' at the Peta Theater Center this month, with Sherry Lara playing her mother, who tries with similar unction to keep her from ending it all.
Pope Francis (L) and Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew kneel to kiss the Stone of Unction, traditionally claimed as the stone where Jesus' body was prepared for burial, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem May 25, 2014.
My schedule didn't allow me to return to Phoenix until November 17, where I met up with Andy, Sam, and Wade in Apache (unction. During dinner that evening, we decided to focus on Horseshoe, because El Chapo had seemingly vanished into thin air.
Evangelist Morris explains TAP as "The anointed principles of God" or a gift of God's glory or unction to move in God's anointing glory, and receiving the fullness of God as we understand our position in His gifting.
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UNCTION A To curdle B Ointment C Free from a curse who am I?
You can even use the controller in conj unction with a tablet, PC or TV, and turn your mobile phone into a second screen for playing back your best clips.