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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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Right: Saskatchewan Bishop David Irving and Masasi Bishop James Almasi bless confirmands.
Second, such Christian character formation and education programmes should be approached as ongoing and life-long (recall the confirmands who signed up for a refresher).
21) To clinch his advice, he buffets the bishop just as bishops buffet confirmands at the end of the sacrament that initiates Catholic adulthood, asserting to Cornaro that without the peasants he is nothing, a declaration that, given the proportion of peasant agricultural rents in the income of the Paduan diocese, was not far off the mark.
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).
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.
Common themes in interviews with confirmands in Manhasset, N.
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.