"Receive this oil as a sign of forgiveness and healing": A Brief History of the Anointing of the Sick and Its Use in Lutheran Worship

Kyle Kenneth Schiefelbein

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/2010

Issue: Health, Healing, and Wellness (Vol. 30, No 1, Winter, 2010)

A service for healing, though becoming increasingly common in Lutheran and other mainline Protestant circles, is actually quite new in Lutheran worship books. The rite, however, has a long history, and attention to that history can inform our use and appreciation of the service.

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