Confirmation is a ceremony in which a person who has been baptized in the Christian faith affirms their belief in the doctrines of the Church and is formally recognized as a member of the congregation.
The age at which someone undergoes confirmation varies from denomination to denomination, but is typically around 14 years old.
The process of confirmation usually involves the candidate making a public profession of faith and being examined by the church leaders on their understanding of the Christian faith. In some churches, the laying on of hands by the bishop or other senior clergy is also part of the ceremony.
After confirmation, members are typically eligible to take on leadership roles within the church and to participate in communion.
Why do people get confirmed?
People choose to get confirmed for a variety of reasons. For some, it is a way to affirm their faith and publicly declare their belief in the doctrines of a faith or religion. For others, it is a way to solidify their commitment to the Christian faith specifically, or to mark a milestone in their spiritual journey.
There are also many practical reasons why someone might choose to get confirmed. In some churches, confirmation is a prerequisite for taking on leadership roles or participating in communion. In other churches, it may simply be seen as a way to become more involved in the life of the church community.
What are the requirements for confirmation?
The requirements for confirmation vary depending on the denomination. In some churches, candidates must have been baptized in the Christian faith before they can be confirmed. In other churches, baptism is not a requirement.
Generally speaking, most churches require candidates to be of a certain age (usually around 14 years old) and to have undergone some form of instruction on the Christian faith. Candidates must also usually make a public profession of faith and be examined by the church leaders on their understanding of the Christian faith.