Anointing

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  1. AnglicanTex

    AnglicanTex Member Anglican

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    Today at a Holy Communion service, the minister asked if anyone needed anointing for healing. This is not strange but what caught my attention was an anointing "on behalf" of someone else. I have seen this at another TEC parish around here and was wondering what it was about. I can definitely see praying for others, but anointing? TIA
     
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    Hi yes, I have encountered it, and it seems pastorally nice. I think in the end I concluded I was happy enough with proxy laying of hands but felt that unction like communion and baptism needed to be one on one. It seems to me well meaning however I was not always sure that the proxied person was aware of it. I think thst became the area which I found most problematic.
     

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