Laying on of Hands

Laying on of Hands
   The ceremony by which one is ordained to the Sacred Ministry by the Bishop, and by which he administers the Rite of Confirmation, (See Imposition of Hands.)

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • Laying on of hands — A 1946 laying on of hands at the Pentecostal Church of God in Lejunior, Kentucky. The laying on of hands is a religious ritual that accompanies certain religious practices, which are found throughout the world in varying forms. In Christian… …   Wikipedia

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  • Laying on of hands — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laying on of hands — noun 1. the application of a faith healer s hands to the patient s body • Hypernyms: ↑faith healing, ↑faith cure 2. laying hands on a person s head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination • Hypernyms: ↑ordination, ↑ordinance * * * 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • laying on of hands — Date: 15th century the act of laying hands usually on a person s head to confer a spiritual blessing (as in Christian ordination, confirmation, or faith healing) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laying on of hands — lay′ing on′ of hands′ n. 1) rel a rite in which a cleric s hands touch the person to be ordained, healed, etc 2) hlc the placing of the hands, as of a faith healer, upon a person to be cured • Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • laying on of hands — 1. Theol. a rite in which the cleric s hands are placed on the head of a person being confirmed, ordained, or the like. 2. (in divine healing) the placing of the hands of the healer upon the person to be cured. [1490 1500] * * * …   Universalium

  • Laying-on of Hands. — See Imposition of Hands …   Dictionary of church terms

  • laying on of hands — A ritual gesture in the OT; it is the means by which a man could enable a sacrificed animal to be his representative (Lev. 1:3–4); and the means by which God s authority is transmitted, as by Moses to Joshua (Num. 27:18). In the NT Jesus laid his …   Dictionary of the Bible

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