Theology Round Tables on the Christian Sacraments: Confirmation

May 13 | 10 am | Great Hall
Ruth Anne Garcia

Confirmation is the historic rite of initiation into the full fellowship of the body of Christ. Christian initiation in the early church apparently consisted of two actions, baptism followed by the imposition of hands for the gift of the Holy Spirit. The sequence of events was governed by the early disciples’ personal experience of salvation in Christ and the endowment of his Spirit. Today, in our Episcopalian tradition, those baptized at an early age and those who are baptized as adults are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a public affirmation of their faith and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop symbolizes spiritual strengthening to resist evil and lead a Christian life led by the Holy Spirit. Please join with others at this Sunday’s Round Table as we discuss this very important sacrament and how it relates to our daily lives.