Divine Unction

On the 28th of March at 2pm the Service of Divine Unction starts.

This is the Service at which His Eminence Archbishop Mark concelebrates with the clergy (traditionally 7 priests) of the British Diocese to bless the Holy Oil of Anointing for strengthening and healing all those who receive it for the remainder of Lent and Passion week.

All Orthodox Christians may be anointed at the service, providing they prepare by fasting and confession. This anointing is distinct from the Chrism Oil which is used at baptism.