Pope Francis Blesses the Chrism Oil. Maundy Thursday 2013. Photo credit: http://www.catholicworldreport.com
Many were healed by being anointed with oil:
Exodus 30:25 And thou shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an ointment compound after the art of the apothecary [for medicinal purposes]: it shall be a holy anointing oil. [KJV]
Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil. [NIV]
At iyong gagawing banal na langis na pangpahid, isang pabangong kinatha ng ayon sa katha ng manggagawa ng pabango: siya ngang magiging banal na langis na pangpahid. [Ang Biblia]
Leviticus 8:11 And he sprinkled thereof upon the altar seven times, and anointed the altar and all his vessels, both the laver and his foot, to sanctify them. [KJV] Consecration of the Altar & this is exactly what the Catholic Bishop is doing when consecrating the Altar of a Catholic house of worship.
At winisikan niya niyaon ang ibabaw ng dambana na makapito, at pinahiran ng langis ang dambana at ang lahat ng kasangkapan niyaon, at ang hugasan at ang tungtungan niyaon, upang ariing banal. [Ang Biblia]
Leviticus 8:12 And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him. [KJV] In Catholic Church, the sacred oil is used to anoint the one being consecrated to the priesthood.
At binuhusan ng langis na pang-pahid ang ulo ni Aaron, at pinahiran niya ng langis siya upang papagbanalin. [Ang Biblia]
Leviticus 8:30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which was upon the altar, and sprinkled it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons’ garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him. [KJV]
“At kumuha si Moises ng langis na pang-pahid, at ng dugong nasa ibabaw ng dambana, at iniwisik kay Aaron, sa kaniyang mga suot, at sa kaniyang mga anak, at sa mga suot ng kaniyang mga anak na kasama niya; at pinapaging banal si Aaron at ang kaniyang mga suot, at ang kaniyang mga anak at ang mga suot ng kaniyang mga anak na kasama niya.” [Ang Biblia]
Mark 6:13 And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them.
James 5:14-15 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.