What OCCA believes Chrismation

Chrismation is an anointing with oil to seal upon the individual God's loving sign. This is analogous to the Roman custom of Confirmation, though in the Orthodox Church it is usually administered at the same time as Baptism and Holy Eucharist (not later in life). Chrismation is a sacrament of initiation. It is normally received just after Baptism in the same Divine Liturgy. In OCCA the priest may chrismate the new Christian (in the Latin Rite this is generally reserved to the bishop except for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults which actually reflects a more Orthodox approach to the Sacraments of initiation).