He excels in picturing the splendours of the simple soul; yet faith has not anointed his intellect with its chrism.
Anoint me with the chrism of spontaneity that I may be ever worthy of thee.
All the unctions were made with the chrism, mixed with a drop of oil from the Sainte Ampoule.
For Philip, when he baptised the eunuch, had neither oil nor chrism.
And the very same inquiry may be made concerning oil and chrism.
Jerry lived under the daily chrism of that soft well-wishing.
It lighted his face into beauty, the chrism of the adoring spirit laid upon trembling lip and flashing eye.
The chrism of Thackeray's inaugural ode will not have been dishonored.
Who will ever again come into eminent office, unanointed with this chrism?
The chrism of motherhood consecrates a woman as a priestess.
"oil mingled with balm," Old English chrisma, from Church Latin chrisma, from Greek khrisma "an unguent, anointing, unction," from khriein "to anoint," from PIE root *ghrei- "to rub" (cf. Lithuanian griejù "to skim the cream off"). Chrisom "baptismal robe," is a c.1200 variant of this. Related: Chrismal; chrismatory.