What is Confirmation? As noted in “An Outline of Our Faith” in the Book of Common Prayer (p. 860), “Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.” The requirements for Confirmation are that you be baptized and “sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith.” For those who have been baptized and confirmed in another denomination but wish to become a member of the Episcopal Church, the Rite of Reception is available whenever Confirmations are offered.
For those wishing to be confirmed/received, preparation classes are held in the Spring of each year, generally on four Saturdays. Confirmation is celebrated during the Bishop’s scheduled visit and each year at Christ Church Cathedral. If you are interested in learning more about confirmation and reception into the Episcopal Church, please contact the Rector, the Rev. Mark Kozielec.