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Holy Unction (Evcheleon)

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church,
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord
- James 5:14-15

What is the sacrament of Holy Unction?

In the mystery of Holy Unction, the faithful are anointed by oil, sanctified by the Holy Spirit, for both physical and spiritual healing. 

When does it take place?

We celebrate the service of Holy Unction once a year on the Wednesday of Holy Week. However, those in need may request for a private service to be held at home at any time of year. To arrange such a home visit, please contact the church office by telephone.

Who can receive Holy Unction?

As one of the sacraments of the Church, Holy Unction may only be received by Orthodox Christians in good standing.