Confirmation and Reception
Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which a person makes a mature affirmation of his or her faith and renews the commitment to live by the promises of the baptismal covenant. In confirmation, we receive the empowering of the Holy Spirit for the work of ministry. Confirmation is administered by the Bishop. There is a period of study and preparation required before one is able to be confirmed.
Reception is the rite in which a person who has already been baptized and made a mature affirmation of their faith in another Christian denomination is formally received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop. This is an annual opportunity and there are informational sessions offered each year to help those interested become more familiar with the Episcopal Church.