Of Extreme Unction, As Regards Its Essence And Institution (NINE ARTICLES)
We must now consider the sacrament of Extreme Unction: in respect of which five points have to be considered: (1) Its essentials and institution; (2) Its effect; (3) Its minister; (4) on whom should it be conferred and in what parts; (5) Its repetition.
Under the first head there are nine points of inquiry:
A Whether Extreme Unction is a sacrament?
A Whether it is one sacrament?
A Whether this sacrament was instituted by Christ?
A Whether olive oil is a suitable matter for this sacrament?
A Whether the oil ought to be consecrated?
A Whether the matter of this sacrament should be consecrated by a bishop?
A Whether this sacrament has any form?
A Whether the form of this sacrament should take the shape of a deprecatory phrase?
A Whether this is a suitable form for this sacrament?