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CARM Theological Dictionary

Confirmation


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In Catholicism, a ceremony performed by a bishop that is supposed to strengthen a person and enable him to resist sin. It is usually done at the age of 12. The Bishop dips his right thumb in holy oil and anoints the person on the forehead by making the sign of the cross and says, "Be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit."


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Entry for 'Confirmation'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/c/confirmation.html. 2013.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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