Q. 1. What is Holy Chrism and what is it used for?
A. 1. Holy chrism is a mixture of olive oil and balm that the Bishop blesses on Holy Thursday.
The Bishop uses the Holy Chrism during the Sacrament of Confirmation. He anoints the forehead with chrism in the form of a cross, this signifying that the Catholic who is being confirmed must always be ready to profess his faith openly and to practice it fearlessly.