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 Temple Studies Group
X The Temple and Heavenly Ascents
IX The Presence of the LORD
in the Temple
VIII Temple Textiles:
Veils and Vestments
VII Mary and the Temple
VI The Temple in the
Johannine Writings
V The Temple Hidden
in the Bible
IV The Paradisiac Temple.
From First Adam to Last
III The Holy Anointing Oil
II Temple Music:
Meaning and Influence
I Melchizedek in Scripture,
Tradition and Liturgy
  Symposium III: The Holy Anointing Oil

The third Temple Studies Group Symposium was on Saturday 31 October 2009 in the Temple Church, London. Anointing with myrrh oil was the most holy mystery of the Jerusalem temple. It passed into Christianity and gave the faith its name. This symposium explored the temple rite and its meaning, and then looked at some of the ways in which Christians preserved the ancient tradition.


Dr Margaret Barker   The Holy Oil in Temple Tradition (pdf 68KB).
Prof. John Hall   The Anointing of the Gods: Sanctification and Authority from Egyptian Pharaohs to Hebrew Priest Kings and Beyond.
Archimandrite Ephrem   The Holy Oil in the Orthodox Church.
The Rev. Dr Richard Price   The Holy Oil in the Early Church.
Dr Sebastian Brock   The Holy Oil in Syriac Tradition (pdf 27KB).
The Rev. Dr Laurence Hemming   The Holy Oil in Roman Catholic Tradition.







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