General Synod Archives

Anointing with Oil

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Date
1986 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 2-11-86
Date
1986 November 3-7
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 2-11-86
Mover
Archbishop Hambidge
Seconder
Bishop Read
Prologue
Bishop Woolsey reported that the Diocese of Athabasca had recently had a Conference on the laying-on-of-hands and anointing with oil.
There is no statement from the House of Bishops regarding the anointing of the sick with oil by lay people. The House was reminded that, in his paper, Bishop Henry Hill stated that any Bishop can authorize anyone to anoint, but it is usually assigned to clergy only. There are no diocesan policies, but some Bishops have given special permission.
Text
That the House of Bishops affirm the rubric on page 555 of the Book of Alternative Services as constituting the general guidelines for unction.
The rubric reads: "The oil for the anointing of the sick is to be used only by clergy and those lay persons who have received authorization by the diocesan bishop." [CARRIED #2-11-86]
Subjects
Unction - Anglican Church of Canada
Holy oils - Anglican Church of Canada
Church work with the sick - Anglican Church of Canada
Spiritual healing - Anglican Church of Canada
Hill, Henry Gordon, 1921-2006
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