Extreme-unction sentence example
It was a popular opinion in the middle ages that extreme unction extinguishes all ties and links with this world, so that he who has received it must, if he recovers, renounce the eating of flesh and matrimonial relations.
Some Gnostics sprinkled the heads of the dying with oil and water to render them invisible to the powers of darkness; but in the East generally, where the need to compete with the Cathar sacrament of Consolatio was less acutely felt, extreme unction is unknown.
A violet stole is worn by the priest when giving absolution after confession, and when administering Extreme Unction.
They contend even that extreme unction was so instituted, and that St James in his Epistle did but promulgate it.
The rite of extreme unction was introduced in the crusading epoch, although it was already usual to anoint the bodies of dead priests.Advertisement
The main duties of the parish priest are to offer the sacrifice of the mass (q.v.), to hear confessions, to preach, to baptize and to administer extreme unction to the dying.
On the 6th of July 1909 he was suddenly taken ill, on the 10th he received conditional absolution from a priest of the diocese of Southwark, and on the 12th extreme unction from the prior of Storrington.
Thereupon, in defiance of the archbishop, the abbe Baradere gave him the viaticum, while the rite of extreme unction was administered by the abbe Guillon, an opponent of the civil constitution, without consulting the archbishop or the parish cure.
The word is sometimes used loosely for the unmixed olive oil used in the sacrament of extreme unction.
The sacrament of the anointing of the sick in the Roman church is treated under Extreme Unction.Advertisement
Baptism and extreme unction only were continued, lest souls should be lost; and marriages were permitted but not inside the walls of churches.
Even extreme unction has its basis in the Egyptian Ritual.
A few peasants of Lombardy still believe that one who has received extreme unction ought to be left to die, and that sick people may be starved to death through the withholding of food on superstitious grounds.