Anointing oil is the oil which consecrated in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, produced on the basis of olive oil in Bethlehem in accordance with ancient tradition is perfect for Christian rituals.
In antiquity, it was mixed with aromatic substances and used to healing sickness.
The image of oil is often found in the Scriptures as a symbol of God's healing and dedication, as a sign of God's mercy. Hence the spread of the varied use of oil in religious rites.
Anointing oil was traditionally lit in lamps in front of holy icons. At the festive divine services and at the rite of baptism, they are anointed with believers because oil helps in the expulsion of demons and the spell of evil spirits.
Particular importance is given to the oil in the healing of the sick and suffering to heal physical and mental pain. The oil fills the soul with joy and strength and is the source of spiritual health and power.