Anoint 

Summary

Following a biblical pattern,1 JS on 21 January 1836 instituted the ordinance of anointing with oil on the head or body as a sign of sanctification and consecration in preparation for the endowment of “power from on high.”2 This anointing was combined with the ordinance of washing.3 In addition, the ordinance of blessing of the sick included anointing with oil.4 Latter-day Saints also used the term anointed in the metaphorical sense to mean chosen, elected, or otherwise designated by God to some position or responsibility.5