Making the oil of Chrism

Posted on April 8, 2009
Image Every year on Tuesday in Holy Week, the clergy of the diocese gather at Grace Cathedral to renew their ordination vows and receive newly blessed oils for healing and baptism. The oil of Chrism is a mixture of olive oil and four essential oils, and the recipe has been handed down since ancient times. In this multi-media feature, Grace Cathedral's head verger, Charles Shipley, shares the recipe and shows us how he makes the oil of Chrism.