Holy Unction

 

Holy Unction—or healing and the laying on of hands—is a sacramental rite in the Episcopal Church. 

 

The prayer book explains Holy Unction best in the prayer after the laying on of hands:

 

As you are outwardly anointed with this holy oil, so may our

heavenly Father grant you the inward anointing of the Holy

Spirit.  Of his great mercy, may he forgive you your sins,

release you from suffering, and restore you to wholeness and

strength.  May he deliver you from all evil, preserve you in all

goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus

Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

We ask God's healing and mercy. Notice that the healing is not only for physical healing but also spiritual healing. 

 

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. we have a healing service with Holy Eucharist. 

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