Divine Unction

Archbishop Mark visits London from the 11th to the 14th of April 2013.

On the 13th of April 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.