Oil Stocks & Candle Holders
Holy oil stocks are vessels in which holy oils blessed on Holy Thursday are kept. An oil stock may have either one or three compartments that are labeled depending on the type of oil it contains. The label “OI” is for the sick, “OS” is for Baptism and “SC” is for confirmation and consecration. Priests may keep an oil stock with oil of the sick on hand for an emergency.
Holy oil holders are usually made of metal, though glass holy oil holders are also available. The size and shapes of the containers vary, with some designs allowing for the three vessels of blessed oil stock to interlock.
The exterior of a holy oil holder will also vary depending on the priest. Some prefer a plain style of holder while others opt for a more distinctive design with carvings, inlays, crosses and other symbols.
In addition to holy oily stocks, we also offer chrism oil for sale as well as a selection of chrism oil holder containers including convenient chrism oil stock holder ring devices. The ring holders are shaped like a regular ring, but in lieu of a stone there is a small vial with a removable lid. Many priests find the device makes anointing easier.
For the best selection of chrism stock and holy oil holders, shop at Matthew F. Sheehan’s. We have been servicing the religious community for over 100 years and offer the finest selection of oil holders and chrism oil to buy.