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The Holy Myron Oil
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So, I'm studying for my Baptism and just read the section of the Charismation of the newly Baptised :

http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/thecopticchurch/sacraments/2_confirmation.html

Turns out that they Charismate him with Holy Oil called Myron.

Well, the first batch was made by the Apostles themselves in the Upper Room when the Church started growing rapidly and they couldn't personally lay their hands on each person baptised.

They made the first batch uses the Burial Oils and Spices that had gone through the Resurrection itself and with the stipulation that the subsequent batches should be made when there was still some oil left - Ashes of the Red Heifer Style - and, of course, John Mark made sure he brought some of that oil to Alexandria.

This is just absolutely incredible. Do you know what this means? Do you know that it is only the Oriental Churches that have this oil?

Gee, what do ya suppose will happen when a sperm that went through that same resurrection is subsequently anointed with some of that Holy Oil?

The first to make the Myron were the Fathers the Apostles as they kept certain fragrant oils, which were on the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ during His burial, and they added spices brought by the women who prepared them to anoint the Lord, but He had risen. They melted all of this in pure olive oil, prayed on it in the Upper Room and made it a holy ointment to grant the Holy Spirit to the baptized. They decided that their successors the Bishops could renew the making of Myron whenever it was about to end, by the remainder of the original, so that it never finishes in Churches.

When St. Mark came to Alexandria he brought with him some of the Myron oil made by the Fathers, the Apostles. He used it in the Sacrament of Chrism as well as the Patriarchs who succeeded him, very carefully until the era of Pope Athanasius the Apostolic and the Myron was again made. It has continued as such until the present day.

Myron is a Greek word, which means ointment or fragrant perfume. In the Coptic Orthodox Church it is a mixture of specific oils mixed with spices that were presented when the Lord Jesus Christ was shrouded. What is used today is the same as what was used in the Era of the Apostles. Truly our Church heritage has preserved many blessings that enrich our life and assist to secure our salvation in exactly the same manner as they did more than 2000 years ago."

May God bless you

So, there all kinds of problems between the churches that are in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But the Copts and the Syrians get along amazingly well. I was asking the Syrian archbishop, Sayidna Sevarios, about this and his answer was "yes, if we run out of the holy oil, we borrow some from the Copts, and if they run out, they borrow some from us." I was just like "Sayidna, I thought this stuff was pretty important, how often do you guys just run out? So I really don't know what I'm talking about, so sayidna just laughed.

So the oil is just a bit complicated, it all makes more sense now.

http://www.coptichymns.org/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-2292.html

The first who made the Myron were the fathers the Apostles as they kept certain fragrant oils which were on the body of the Lord Jesus during His burial, and they added the spices which were brought by the women who prepared them to anoint Jesus, but Christ had risen.

They melted all these spices in pure olive oil, prayed on it in the Upper Room in Zion and made it a holy ointment to grant the gift of the Holy Spirit to the baptized. It is also used in the Sanctification of Baptismal water, ordination of Churches, and church altars and vessels. They decided that their successors the Bishops, must renew the making of the Myron whenever it is close to finishing, by incorporating the original oil with the new.

When St. Mark went to Alexandria, he took with him some of the Myron oil made by the fathers the Apostles. He used it in the Sacrament of Chrism, as well as the Patriarchs who succeeded him. This continued until the era of Pope Athanasius the Apostolic - the 20th Patriarch, who then decided to remake the Myron in Alexandria.

Hence, he prepared all of the needed perfumes and spices from which God ordered Moses to make the Holy ointment as mentioned in the Book of Exodus (Chapter 30), with pure olive oil. Then the sanctification of the Myron was fulfilled in Alexandria, and Pope Athanasius was entrusted with the holy oil (leaven), which contained spices which touched the Lord’s body whilst in the tomb, as well as the original oil which had been prepared by the Apostles and brought to Egypt by St. Mark. He distributed the oil to the churches abroad : to the See of Rome, Antioch and Constantinople, together with a document of its authenticity, and the patriarchs rejoiced in receiving it.

The Myron was made 29 times in the Coptic Orthodox Church.

What is joyous and comforting, is that whoever is baptized, is anointed by the Myron which contains the spices which were laid on the body of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

http://www.copticchurch.net/topics/thecopticchurch/sacraments/2_confirmation.html



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