Unction Service for Anointing and Healing
When members of the Holy Trinity are suffering from severe illness, an unction service will be celebrated. The service is open to anyone who is suffering or in need of annointing.
Holy Unction is a Mystery by which a sick person is anointed for the healing of soul and body. How this healing is effected, and in what time frame, is left entirely up to God. Holy unction is a mystery of great comfort to the faithful. It provides uplifting and asks for patience to accept the will of God whatever the physical outcome. Orthodoxy does not view Holy Unction as "LAST RITES," to be served only when someone is on his/her deathbed.
Unction may be ministered to an Orthodox Christian with either a physical or mental illness
Please contact email@example.com to request annointing or to find out when the next Unction service will be celebrated.
The mystery of holy unction provides both physical and
spiritual healing with holy oil blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Everyone in the parish in good ecclesiastical standing
may be anointed with the holy oil for the healing of
spiritual and bodily ills. As this is one of the sacraments
of the Orthodox Church, it may be administered only to
The oil carries God's grace both to renew the body and
to cleanse the spirit. The service follows the apostolic
tradition mentioned in the New Testament: "...let him call
for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the
prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will
raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be
forgiven" (James 5:14-15).