Rite practiced by a number of Christian denominations, including Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Orthodox, in which a previously baptized person is admitted to full membership in the church. In Reform Judaism there is often a confirmation service several years after the bar or bat mitzvah (initiation into the congregation).
Christian confirmation is believed to give the participant the gift of the Holy Spirit. In the Anglican church it consists in the laying on of hands by a bishop, while in the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches the participant is anointed with oil. Except in the Orthodox churches, where infant confirmation is usual, the rite takes place around early adolescence. Until recently a child preparing for confirmation was required to learn by heart a series of questions and answers known as a catechism.
1. Osnaženje, potvrda sudske presude;
2. Kod protestanata i katolika: svečani čin potvrđivanja crkvenog punoletstva i puštanja prvoj pričesti mladića i devojčica (konfirmandi), krizma, krizmanje; prav. potvrđenje, potvrda, overa, overavanje.
Konfirmacija i hrizma.
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