Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is a special moment in the spiritual life of each member. While in former times most confirmands were young people just entering on their teenage years, many today are adults who are coming into the Episcopal Church from a Christian tradition that does not have Confirmation as a part of its practice. Always conducted by a bishop, confirmands have hands laid upon them by the bishop and are acknowledged as full members of Christ’s Church in this special and ancient ceremony. Those who are coming into the Episcopal Church who have already been confirmed in the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Church are “received” rather than being re-confirmed. It is customary for those who are to be confirmed to attend special classes in advance so that they know the meaning of Confirmation and are better prepared to live out the promises made in baptism. If you are interested in Confirmation – or in being received into the Episcopal Church – contact the Rector