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  • Slide 1
  • The Unction of the Sick
  • Slide 2
  • What do you do when your sick? What is the first thing you do when you get sick? What is the first thing you do when you get sick? Mom usually takes you to go see a doctor and he takes your temperature and gives you medication. Mom usually takes you to go see a doctor and he takes your temperature and gives you medication. What is another thing you SHOULD do when you get sick? What is another thing you SHOULD do when you get sick? Tell your father of confession about your sickness. Tell your father of confession about your sickness. God uses doctors and priests in the healing process. God uses doctors and priests in the healing process.
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  • The Sacrament The Unction of the Sick is a sacrament in which the priest prays seven prayers on the sick people and then anoints them with the Holy Oil. The Unction of the Sick is a sacrament in which the priest prays seven prayers on the sick people and then anoints them with the Holy Oil. It is referred to in Arabic as Kandeel because the priest used to use an oil lamp Kandeel with 7 oil-lamps each of which is lit at the beginning of each prayer. It is referred to in Arabic as Kandeel because the priest used to use an oil lamp Kandeel with 7 oil-lamps each of which is lit at the beginning of each prayer. Now the priest just uses a dish with oil in it and 7 pieces of cotton, arranged in the shape of a cross, which are lit at the beginning of each prayer. Now the priest just uses a dish with oil in it and 7 pieces of cotton, arranged in the shape of a cross, which are lit at the beginning of each prayer.
  • Slide 4
  • So why do we have 7 prayers? St. James said; Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (James 5:14 -18) St. James said; Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. (James 5:14 -18) Elijah the prophet prayed 7 times before the rain came! Elijah the prophet prayed 7 times before the rain came! (1kings 18:44). (1kings 18:44).
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  • When was this Sacrament established ? We do not know the exact time or occasion when our Lord instituted this Sacrament, which is no surprise for there are many things that the Lord did that were not written one by one (Jn 21:25), but we know that the Lord said: We do not know the exact time or occasion when our Lord instituted this Sacrament, which is no surprise for there are many things that the Lord did that were not written one by one (Jn 21:25), but we know that the Lord said: Heal the sick, cleanse the leper. (Mt 10:8) Heal the sick, cleanse the leper. (Mt 10:8) Whatever city you enter, and they received you heal the sick who are there. (Lk 10:8-9) Whatever city you enter, and they received you heal the sick who are there. (Lk 10:8-9)
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  • The apostles carried out the Sacrament The Apostles ministered this sacrament: So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them (Mark 6:12-13). The Apostles ministered this sacrament: So they went out and preached that people should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick, and healed them (Mark 6:12-13). St. James stressed on the importance of this sacrament: Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven (James 5:14-15). St. James stressed on the importance of this sacrament: Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven (James 5:14-15).
  • Slide 7
  • Confession before the Sacrament The purpose of this sacrament is to heal the spirit. If the spirit heals, they body may also heal. How do we heal our spirits?? St. James answers: The purpose of this sacrament is to heal the spirit. If the spirit heals, they body may also heal. How do we heal our spirits?? St. James answers: Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. Is anyone among you sick? 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, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.
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  • The importance of a Priests visit There is no objection to seeking medicine and the doctors, but equally important (or even more important) is seeking the priest (church). There is no objection to seeking medicine and the doctors, but equally important (or even more important) is seeking the priest (church). A sick person should ask the priest to come and officiate the Sacrament of the Unction of the Sick, so that he may be granted healing from God. But he MUST have faith that God is able to heal him And the prayer of faith will save the sick. A sick person should ask the priest to come and officiate the Sacrament of the Unction of the Sick, so that he may be granted healing from God. But he MUST have faith that God is able to heal him And the prayer of faith will save the sick. A person cannot however rely completely on medicine and deny the power of God. A person cannot however rely completely on medicine and deny the power of God.
  • Slide 9
  • The Priests visit to the sick person to minister the Unction freely (Matthew 10:8), is a living proof of the living Body of Christ. The Priests visit to the sick person to minister the Unction freely (Matthew 10:8), is a living proof of the living Body of Christ. The best time for administering the Sacrament is early morning when the sick can be able to take communion. The best time for administering the Sacrament is early morning when the sick can be able to take communion.
  • Slide 10
  • The rite of the Anointing On the forehead: this is the region of thoughts and senses. On the forehead: this is the region of thoughts and senses. On the chest: where the heart is: Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). On the chest: where the heart is: Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). On the hands: they are the tools of labor. On the hands: they are the tools of labor. God is blessing the persons thoughts, senses, heart, and labor. He is anointed in the Name of the Holy Trinity, who sanctifies everything. God is blessing the persons thoughts, senses, heart, and labor. He is anointed in the Name of the Holy Trinity, who sanctifies everything. Anyone not baptized cannot be anointed. Whatever city you enter, and they received you heal the sick who are there. (Lk 10:8-9) Anyone not baptized cannot be anointed. Whatever city you enter, and they received you heal the sick who are there. (Lk 10:8-9) The sick person is to continue anointing himself/herself for seven days in the same manner,and with faith that he will be granted healing. The sick person is to continue anointing himself/herself for seven days in the same manner,and with faith that he will be granted healing.
  • Slide 11
  • How should the sick person prepare and do before, during, and after the sacrament? Have faith in Gods healing power. Have faith in Gods healing power. Have faith and trust in the priest who will minister the Sacrament as he has faith in the physician that will administer his treatment. Have faith and trust in the priest who will minister the Sacrament as he has faith in the physician that will administer his treatment. Confess before the Unction, and take Communion afterwards. Confess before the Unction, and take Communion afterwards. He/ she (as well as all who will attend) must be fasting, as much as he/ she can: 9 hours if possible, or less with absolution of the father of confession. He/ she (as well as all who

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