From ancient times, oil has been a symbol of strength, healing, and agility. For Jews, Christians’ ancestors in faith, oil is the sign of God appointing someone to be a priest, prophet, and king. Not all holy oils are the same. Whereas Oil of Catechumens is used in baptism, in the ordination ceremony, Oil of Chrism is used to anoint new priests and bishops. A mixture of oil and balsam, Oil of Chrism is linked with the sanctification of individuals.
“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”