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Offertory

Most think of the offertory as the time in the worship service where the offering is taken up. The offering of money is part of the offertory, but the offertory also includes the offering of bread and wine that is to be consecrated during the communion. Sometimes expressed in, for example, “All things come of Thee, O Lord, and of Thine own have we given Thee.”

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Oil Stock

A special container designed to hold holy oil used in unction and at baptisms. Oil stocks are usually about as wide as a quarter, and about an inch in length. A cotton ball inside the oil stock holds the holy oil.

Ordination

From Latin, ordo, meaning “order.” Ordination is one of the five sacramental acts (or minor sacraments) of the Anglican Church. At an ordination, an individual is commissioned and empowered for the work of ministry. Ordination is the ritual used to make someone a priest or deacon, or part of a “religious order”, by the laying on of hands by a bishop. Bishops, in turn, are not ordained; they are consecrated.

ALSO SEE: Holy Orders

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