A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.
A mature public affirmation of the faith and commitment to the responsibilities of one's Baptismal vows, and, the laying on of hands by the bishop (see BCP, 412ff.); Sacramental act whereby, through the laying on of hands by a bishop, the strengthening gifts of the Holy Spirit are bestowed on those affirming their commitment to Christ made in Baptism.
An ordinance in which a person is confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and given the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands. The ordinance is performed after baptism.
An ordinance in which a person is confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the laying on of hands and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. The ordinance is performed after baptism.
Confirmation is the sacrament in which the Holy Spirit makes our faith in Jesus Christ stronger.
The opportunity for those baptized at an early age to make a mature public affirmation of their faith, to commit to the responsiblities of their Baptism, and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop (see BCP, 412ff).
When people who were baptised as babies confirm the promises made by their parents.
Rite of initiation into full membership of the church.
A Christian rite signifying that someone is a full member of a church; happens after baptism
confirmation: the fourth of the seven holy sacraments in the Catholic Church, in which a person of the right age that has committed to the faith of the church, may receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit, and be confirmed as a person of faith. This same rite is a part of many Christian churches as well as part of the Mormon Priesthood.
a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
The ritual completion of the sacrament of baptism, celebrated in many traditions when a Christian becomes a teenager.
The sacramental completion of Christian initiation, comprising "sealing" by the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is administered by a bishop by laying of of hands and (usually) annointing with chrism.
a ceremony at which a baptised Christian confirms their beliefs, and is fully admitted to the Church.
A sacramental rite administered to baptized persons, confirming or strengthening their faith, and admitting them to all the privileges of the church
sacrament usually carried out in adolescence following an infant Baptism; a course of instruction in the Christian faith precedes confirmation which is the rite whereby the Grace of the Holy Spirit is conveyed following the renewal of baptismal vows
In Christianity, the rite of conferring the gift of the Holy Spirit. Among Protestant religions, the rite of conferring full church membership. In Judaism, a ceremony confirming Jewish youths in their ancestral faith.
A ceremony in which someone who has been baptized into the Episcopal church is confirmed as a member by the bishop.
a ceremony performed by a bishop that is supposed to strengthen a person and enable him to resist sin. It is usually done at the age of 12. The Bishop dips his right thumb in holy oil and anoints the person on the forehead by making the sign of the cross and says, "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit."
a time when a baptized person makes a public affirmation of their faith, commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Any member who wishes to be confirmed is encouraged to do so. Confirmation classes are available for anyone without prior affiliation in another denomination. Inquirers’ classes are available for those coming from another denomination wishing to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church.
when a baptised person confirms their Christian faith and is admitted to full participation in the Church
A sacramental rite during which a baptized person commits to his or her baptismal vows and makes a mature, public affirmation of his or her faith. A bishop confirms through prayer and the laying on of hands. See "sacrament."
Affirmation of Baptism, especially if performed in infancy, seen as being a conscious decision of commitment to Christ by a person of an age to understand their decision. While many Anglican churches prefer a communicant member to be confirmed, it is not compulsory.
One of the three sacraments of initiation, along with baptism and Eucharist.
The service where a bishop places his hands on the head of a Christian who has decided to confirm the promises made by parents and godparents on his or her behalf at baptism.
Confirmation is a ceremony for those Christians who wish to declare their full commitment to the faith of the Church and who, thereby, accept the vows made on their behalf at baptism. In the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church, confirmation is performed by a bishop. He lays his hands on the person's head and asks God to confirm the believer with His Holy Spirit. In the Eastern Orthodox Churches, confirmation takes place immediately after baptism.
This is the rite whereby those who have been baptised as infants can reaffirm their baptismal promises in front of a bishop who then lays hands on him or her to confirm that person in their newly professed faith.
Religious rite which takes place after baptism, bestowing official membership in the Church and conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost upon the new member.
a rite supplemental to baptism, administered usually to those who have reached years of discretion. It confers upon them the fullness of the privileges of members of that church.