Charles will be crowned king with holy oil from Jerusalem

LONDON: The holy oil that will be used to crown Charles as King of the United Kingdom during his coronation ceremony on May 6 was consecrated in a ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Buckingham Palace said Saturday.
THE Chrisme oil will be symbolically touched in the head, chest and hands of the 74-year-old monarch as part of the religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London during his coronation as King Charles III.
His wife, Camilla, will also be crowned queen consort with the same holy oil.
The palace said the oil was created from olives harvested from two groves on the Mount of Olives at the Monastery of Mary Magdalene and the Monastery of the Ascension in the West Asian city, the burial place of the the king’s grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece. .
“The olives were pressed just outside Bethlehem and the oil was scented with essential oils – sesame, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, neroli, benzoin and amber – as well as orange blossom,” said indicated the palace.
It was consecrated by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III, and the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, the Right Reverend Hosam Naoum, at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Friday.
“Since the beginning of the planning for the coronation, my desire has been that a new coronation oil be produced from olive oil from the Mount of Olives. This demonstrates the deep historical connection between the sacred, the Bible and the Holy Land. From ancient kings to the present, monarchs have been anointed with oil from this sacred place,” said Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who will lead the religious ceremony at Westminster Abbey in May.
“As we prepare to anoint the King and Queen Consort, I pray that they will be guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit,” he said.
England’s highest-ranking bishop said the oil from Chrisme reflected the King’s personal family connection to the Holy Land – where his late father’s mother, Prince Philip, is buried – and his “great care for its peoples.
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is considered one of the holiest Christian sites in the world. In his choice of oil, the king also opted for an animal-free option, in line with his environmental concerns and unlike the oils used in past coronations. The instruments that will be used to anoint King Charles III with the holy oil – including a spoon – have been passed down from the original medieval coronation regalia.
The coronation will be marked by a series of big events over a long celebratory weekend in the UK between May 6 and May 8, including plenty of pomp, pageantry and street parties. Buckingham Palace expects tens of thousands of people to visit the UK capital to experience the ‘unique and historic occasion’, with millions more watching from home, across the UK and around the world. whole world.


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