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The coronation of Christian monarchs: historical and sacramentological aspects

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2016, No. 3)

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Page : 10-10

Keywords : monarchy; the Sacraments of the Church; Chrismation; rites of passage; historical-look; coronation; the rites of the Church;

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The article presents a history of inaugural ceremonies of the Christian monarchs reveals the origins of the rite of coronation. Specifically it is noted that there was a reception of the Old Testament tradition, when the Emperor before the accession to the Throne used the Holy oil or Myrrh (depending on the ethnic or confessional tradition). In addition, there was a so-called “churching” of social rituals, which existed in the Roman Empire and other pagan monarchies almost since the dawn of civilization. In summary, it is proved that the anointing on a Kingdom is one of the Church sacraments.

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