11 March 2009

The new ambry...

Pictured here is the newly-built ambry which contains the holy oils blessed by the archbishop at the Chrism Mass, and which are then used in the parish for baptism, confirmation, and the anointing of the sick.

I've been looking for a suitable ambry for quite a while, and I'm grateful to one of our parishioners, Shayne Bernier, for building this one. It really is a beautiful thing. Mounted in the door is a silver icon of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and beneath the door is engraved "Olea Sancta."

The ambry is fixed to the wall in the Baptistry.