The Episcopal Church's theology of Confirmation has continued to evolve along with its understanding of baptism. Confirmation is no longer seen as the completion of Christian initiation, nor is Confirmation a prerequisite for receiving communion. Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's body the church (BCP, p. 298). Confirm not Conform offers people a safe place to explore the Christian tradition, ask questions and express doubts, & discover what they truly believe.
In the West, this practice is usually followed when adults are baptized, but in the case of infants not in danger of death it is administered, ordinarily by a bishop, only when the child reaches the age of reason or early adolescence. Among those Catholics who practice teen-aged confirmation, the practice may be perceived, secondarily, as a. In the Latin Church (i.e. Western Catholic Church), the sacrament is to be conferred on the faithful above the age of discretion (generally taken to be about 7), unless the Episcopal Conference has decided on a different age, or there is danger of death or, in the judgment of the .
The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island Crux Mihi Ancora We know the anchor stands for hope, and our hope is in the cross of Christ. Confirmation and Reception. In the Episcopal Church, when a person is baptized according to the rites of the Episcopal Church, that person, baptized at any age, is a full member of the Episcopal Church.