Blessing of the Holy Oils

On Tuesday the 23rd of March, the Maronite Servants traveled to Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn to attend the Divine Liturgy with the Blessings of the Holy Oils. Bishop Gregory Mansour concelebrated the Liturgy along with Chorbishop Michael Thomas, Abouna James Root, several other priests and deacons from our Eparchy. During the Liturgy, Bishop Gregory blessed the two holy oils present – the Oil of the Catechumens used at the Mysteries of Baptism and the Ordination of Priests and the Oil of the Sick used for the Anointing of the Sick. The third Holy Oil used in the Holy Mysteries of the Church – the Oil of Chrism – was not blessed in Brooklyn, but rather will be blessed by our Patriarch in Lebanon during Holy Week and then distributed to all the Maronite Churches in the world.