What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ. Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.
This is not something we check off a list to be a good Anglican. This is an opportunity to say “yes” to following Christ in a public way, and to receive grace from God, by the Holy Spirit, to live that out – to follow Christ and to serve him. In light of this, why wouldn’t all Christians want to be confirmed?
What is required of those to be confirmed?
It is required of those to be confirmed that they have been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith (such as the catechism), are repentant of their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
The link below is where you can find and download your own copy of the Anglican Catechism, Guidelines Principles and Vision for Catechism and download your own copy of the Anglican Catechism. If you would like a hard copy Catechism books are for sale on the Resource Table at church.
When is the next Adult Confirmation at Holy Trinity Church?
For anyone who would like to be confirmed, we are having a Confirmation service on Sunday, January 25 during our worship service. If you plan to be confirmed at Holy Trinity on January 25, please contact Beth with your intentions.
If you have any questions or are considering confirmation and would like to have a conversation with a pastor about where you are in your journey with God as you wonder if Confirmation is your next step, please contact Beth Khorey and she can make arrangements for you to connect with a pastor at Holy Trinity.
Contact Beth Khorey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catechism of the Anglican Church of North America: click here