Anointing of the Sick

Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the Grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen.  "May the Lord, who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up. Amen.

 

Anointing of the sick is a Sacrament of Faith - faith in the minister of the sacrament and faith for the one who receives it. 

 

The kernel of the Sacramental celebration consists of the Priest's Prayer and the Anointing. The formula used, in keeping with the promise made by Christ through St James in his Apostolic letter, stresses not only prayers for a sick person's forgiveness but also for "raising up" and salvation."Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the Grace of the Holy Spirit. Amen."May the Lord, who frees you from sin, save you and raise you up. Amen."Thus is expressed the care of Christ and the Church for sick people. Christ is working again through the Sacrament with his sympathy and healing, as he did when He was on earth.