The Anointing is, he said, 'an Ordination, a setting apart of a person for service'. He likened it to the Consecration of Bishops, a Sacrament, a unique moment, which by its very definition is unrepeatable and transforming for life.
Speaking of the Investiture with the Sword, he said that the accompanying words go to the core of the meaning of Coronation and expound the function of Christian Kingship.
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