A note about Confirmation… Being grafted into God’s one, holy, catholic (meaning universal) and apostolic Church is by Baptism. As Anglicans we recognize all baptisms regardless of denominational label, and the sacramental rite of Confirmation serves as a mature reaffirmation of those baptismal vows in the context of this church family. In the ancient traditions of God’s holy Church, this is done by the
laying on of hands by a bishop who is recognized as being in the succession of the Apostles (“Apostolic Succession”). The bishop’s prayer over the confirmand is one of calling upon the Holy Spirit to empower that person to live out his or her baptismal vows and take his or her rightful place in the mission and ministry of this Church.