The Coronation of King Charles is just a few weeks away, with preparations for the historic ceremony well underway. Following the renovation of the King’s Coronation Chair, the holy oil which will be used to anoint King Charles during the coronation on 6 May has been made sacred in Jerusalem.The sacred oil will be used as part of the ceremony on 6 May, during which His Majesty will also receive the orb, coronation ring and sceptre, and will be crowned with the majestic St Edward’s Crown and blessed during the historic ceremony.
Camilla will also be anointed with holy oil and crowned, just as the Queen Mother was when she was crowned Queen in 1937. However, far from any regular oil, the sacred oil has been created using olives harvested from two groves on the Mount of Olives, at the Monastery of Mary Magdalene and the Monastery of the Ascension, and will be used to anoint the King during the ceremony.
The olives were pressed just outside Bethlehem and the oil has been perfumed with sesame, rose, jasmine, cinnamon, neroli, benzoin and amber as well as orange blossom.The oil is based on what was used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the formula of which has been used for hundreds of years.
A ceremony took place in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Friday (3 March), with the holy oil consecrated by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, and the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, The Most Reverend Hosam Naoum.Read more on ok.co.uk