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Chrism Eucharist 2024

At 11am on Monday 25 March, people gathered in Norwich Cathedral for the Chrism Eucharist.

At this poignant service clergy from around the Diocese come together to renew the vows made at their ordinations, remembering the ministry to which they are called. The Bishop also blesses three oils for baptism, confirmation, and healing.

The three oils are:

The Oil of the Sick is the first oil to be blessed by the Bishop for the Church’s ministry of wholeness and healing

The Oil of Baptism which is used in the preparation of those to be baptised

The Oil of Chrism has perfume and balsalm added to give it a sweet smell. This oil is used by the Bishop at Confirmation and Ordination as a sign of annointing with the Holy Spirit