Anointing of the Sick
Effects of the Anointing of the Sick
For a sick person:
Healing of the soul and sometimes body, encouragement, God's grace, and if it is the will of God and the person is to die, he or she is prepared for the last journey and meeting with the Lord.
For an elderly person:
Death here on Earth is a part of our existence and we believe that through death we meet with the Lord and inherit everlasting life. Thus, it is important to prepare well for our death. This sacrament prepares us for the happy passage to the hereafter. The sacrament is administered by anointing with special blessed oil accompanied by prayer. Only a priest can validly administer this sacrament. However, the presence of the larger community, family and friends is encouraged.