Confirmation is explained by Thomas McKenzie in "The Anglican Way" as: "the rite by which people who have been previously baptized are released into ministry through the laying on of hands by the bishop. Today, bishops stand in the place of the Apostles. A person who has already been truly baptized in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is presented. At confirmation, the bishop prays, “Strengthen, O Lord, your servant with your Holy Spirit; empower him for your service; and sustain him all the days of his life.”
In preparation for a confirmation service with Bishop Todd, Sunday Feb. 9th, we will be holding confirmation classes the evenings of Jan 18th and 26th. The class will run twice, choice one to attend. We will discuss the biblical foundation for confirmation, the larger context of the Anglican Communion and sacrament theology and give you a clear understanding of what to expect at the confirmation service.