« The Sacrament of Holy Unction in the London Dormition Cathedral »

During the Lent in the Dormition Cathedral the Sacrament of Holy Unction will take place every week:

2nd week    Thursday, 6:00pm 1 March

3rd week     Thursday, 6:00pm 8 March

4th week     Thursday, 6:00pm 15 March

5th week     Thursday, 6:00pm 22 March

6th week     Thursday, 6:00pm 29 March

Holy Week  Great Wednesday, 6:00pm       4 April

Children of 7 years or under, who do not yet participate in Confession, do not participate in Holy Unction. Upon completion of Holy Unction you can take sanctified oil from the church in order to anoint therewith children or other family members at times of illness.

During the Mystery of Holy Unction, the faithful are anointed with the holy oil seven times, on the forehead, nostrils, cheeks, lips, chest, and both sides of the hands. It is important to come dressed appropriately. Hair and scarves should be arranged so as to leave the face open, shirts and blouses must be open at the neck to permit anointing of the chest, sleeves should be short so that the oil does not come into contact with them.

If you are holding a candle, please give it to your neighbour when the priest comes to anoint you so that it does not get in the way.

During the Lent it is blessed to participate in the Sacrament of Holy Unction only once.

It is essential to determine in advance the date of your participation in the Sacrament of Unction and to record your name at the candle desk or in the bookshop for commemoration during the sacrament.