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confirmand

(ˈkɒnfəˌmænd)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a candidate for confirmation
Translations
المَمْنوح سِر التَّثْبيت
biřmovaneckonfirmand
konfirmant
bérmálandókonfirmandus

confirm

(kənˈfəːm) verb
1. to establish or make quite certain. They confirmed their hotel booking by letter.
2. to admit to full membership of certain Christian churches.
ˌconfirˈmation (kon-) noun
confirmand (-mand) noun
a person who receives religious confirmation or is a candidate for it.
conˈfirmed adjective
1. settled in a habit or way of life. a confirmed bachelor/drunkard.
2. (of a person) who has received religious confirmation.
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Candidates for confirmation are typically in their early or middle teens, and it is most often the local parish priest/pastor (sometimes in collaboration with a catechist or other lay members of the congregation) who prepares the confirmands through a process of formation intended to deepen their understanding of, and engagement with, their Christian faith.
He writes to family members about his ecumenical travels abroad and his challenging work with confirmands from poor, working class families in north Berlin (74-75, 109-10).
Two of its young confirmands, brothers ages 13 and 16, have autism, one severely, the other moderately.
Niedergeses told me that he got a list of all of the confirmands in the diocese and sent each one an individual letter.
At the Catholic church, senior high students held almost full responsibility for the planning of retreats, and 12th graders were responsible for spiritually mentoring 8th grade confirmands.
I remember at our Confirmation, when I was about 11, he stood at the door of the church after Mass and greeted the confirmands.
In addition to weekly German and Polish worship services, Gerss held services in the local prison and taught classes for adults and 150 confirmands.
When, in the next years, the churches decided to retain the practice of confirmation, this blessing with the laying on of hands was retained only for the confirmands (LBW, p.
Eight months later, they would be introduced by their mentors and welcomed by the congregation as confirmands and graduates of the confirmation program.
It was the ongoing lament of our priest that Confirmation was actually "Graduation," since even some of the church-going confirmands stopped coming to Mass after the big day.
In addition to the seventy confirmands, there were an estimated 600 relatives and guests, including members of the IHEU General Assembly and Executive Committee.
By the second year, confirmands have long since discovered the hiatus between this and the prevailing values of our world; and they begin to ask about -- and often to smile over -- the distance from reality, or at least the "strangeness", of the moral orientations derived from the biblical message.