Christ came to the world to “bear the infirmities” of men. One of the signs of his divine messiahship was to heal the sick. The power of healing remains in the Church since Christ Himself remains in the Church through the Holy Spirit.
The sacrament of Holy Unction is the Church’s specific prayer for healing of mind, body and soul and for forgiveness. If the faith of the believers is strong enough, and if it is the will of God, there is every reason to believe that the Lord can heal those who are unwell.
Is any 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; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed (Jas 5.14–16; see also Mk 6.13).
The service for the holy unction can take place within Church or a home.
To book your home Holy Unction, please contact us.
What do I need to prepare for my home Holy Unction?
In preparation, have a bowl of flour, 7 (beeswax) candles, an icon, incense and a vigil lamp (candili).