Mollina Rego wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Is there only one oil for Anointing of the Sick?
  • What does 0I, 0C and O-Chr stand for?

Mollina Rego

  { Is there only one oil for Anointing of the Sick and what do these letters mean? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:

Hi, Mollina —

Good question for this time of year.

There are three oils. Only one of them is used in the Anointing of the Sick.

  • OI = Oleum Infirmorum (Oil of the Sick)
  • OC = Oleum Catechumenorum (Oil of the Catechumen)
  • O-Chr = SC (more usual) = Sancta Chrisma (Sacred Chrism)

I am sure there is a lot of information on-line about the uses of these three oils which are blessed at the Chrism Mass each Holy Week.

Fr. Jonathan

Mollina replied:

Thanks a lot Fr. Jonathan,

I sure appreciate it since the letters were written on the tiny containers but i did not know what it stood for.

Thanks once again,

Molly

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