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  • noun Plural form of chrism.


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  • Oar iz teh sujestchun taht insted ov nommin turki 4 chrisms wii awl juss seet rown an dreenk teh beeg mug a horlix?

    Hidy Ho neighbor! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • Around the mystic chrisms, circled garlands of oranges and pears and pomegranates.

    Saint Augustin Louis Bertrand 1903

  • When her mother saw the chrisms and her linen cloth thus employed, she was much wroth and evil apaid, and fette

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7 1230-1298 1900

  • Christianity so called -- and caring very little for most dogmas and doxies in themselves -- too little, as people say to me sometimes, (when they send me 'New Testaments' to learn from, with very kind intentions) -- and believing that there is only one church in heaven and earth, with one divine High Priest to it; let exclusive religionists build what walls they please and bring out what chrisms.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 Robert Browning 1850

  • Jesu Christ, took the said cloth and thereof she made chrisms which are put on new-born children’s heads when they be borne to the fonts, there to be baptized, to whom the priest saith: Take thou this white clothing, which thou shalt bear tofore the siege tribunal of our Lord.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7 1230-1298 1900

  • Wherefore the said holy virgin, to the end that the shirts of her own shaping and making should be borne to her spouse Jesu Christ, she made chrisms with her mother’s cloth, and when she had made them much fair and rich, as for king’s sons, she with a merry countenance gave them to her mother, saying that she had done it in the best wise that she could.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7 1230-1298 1900


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