Confirmation & Reception
Confirmation is a post-baptismal rite of mature commitment to Christ through prayers, the renewal of baptismal vows, and the laying on of hands by a bishop. If you have already been confirmed in another tradition you may be Received in the Episcopal Church in a similar fashion. Confirmation and Reception are preceded by a period of prayer, study, and instruction. At the Cathedral, there is an annual gathering called “Exploring our Faith” during the season of Lent. The class is open to all but is particularly helpful for adults who wish to be baptized, confirmed, or received.
Youth at the Cathedral do their education for confirmation during their junior year in High School as part of the YAC (Young Adults in Church) curriculum. Confirmations take place at the Easter Vigil and during an official visitation by one of the bishops.