In my study of Orthodoxy I have fouind reference to the use of the Oil
of Catechumens also Oil of Exorcism in Hippolytus in the early church,
real early, and it is apparently still used by Oriental Orthodox, i.e.,
The Roman Catholics still use it, the Orthodox among the ROCOR
bunch at least apparently don't as a priest of such on a yahoo
egroup knows nothing of it.
Yet a post somewhere on this makes reference to this oil of the
Could someone explain more?
Also I found a reference in a search engine's summary to John
of Damascus mentioning this oil's use, but now I can't find the
reference, though I located Hippolytus and read his reference.