Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Confirmation Guidelines

What is Confirmation?

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.
(Catechism, Book of Common Prayer p. 860)

Confirmation is the time when a person makes a life-long decision of faith in Christ. It is a voluntary, public, reaffirmation of one's identity as a Christian, and it is a sign that one understands, accepts, and reaffirms one's Baptismal Covenant. Confirmands articulate their faith and the meaning of their relationship with God in Christ. They stand before God and the community. It is also a moment when the Episcopal Church recognizes and affirms the confirmand in this decision.

Just as baptism takes place during community worship, so does confirmation. Confirmands stand before God and the community as brother or sister members of the Body of Christ, and they ask for God's help and the help of the community in fulfilling their Baptismal Covenant and their ongoing ministry in the Church and in the world.

For more information regarding Youth Confirmation, please see our icon Guidelines for Youth Confirmation.

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