Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation Customary

Confirmation is for those persons who are now prepared to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the Bishop

Reception is for those persons already Baptized and Confirmed by a bishop in the apostolic succession (generally, Roman Catholic or Orthodox churches), and now want to be received in the Episcopal Church. They may be received by the Bishop, following appropriate instruction and preparation.

Reaffirmation is for Episcopalians who wish to reaffirm their vows previously made at Baptism and Confirmation. These persons must make their desire for Reaffirmation known to the priest.

The service of Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation follows the Book of Common Prayer, beginning at page 413.

Photographs, flash or otherwise, with camera or cell phone are not permitted during the service. It is important that family and friends are made aware of this requirement. Video taping and non-flash photography may be done from the choir loft. Photographs are permitted after the service is over.

The parish customarily provides a reception following the service. We cordially invite all present to join us in welcoming our new confirmands.

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Last Updated Friday 8 March 2013