CONFIRMATION FROM THE TIME OF THE APOSTLES THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WHICH COMPLETES THE GRACE

OF BAPTISM WAS IMPARTED TO THE NEWLY BAPTIZED BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS.

THE LAYING ON OF HANDS IS RIGHTLY RECOGNIZED BY CATHOLIC TRADITION AS THE ORIGIN OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION WHICH IN A CERTAIN WAY PERPETUATES THE GRACE OF THE PENTECOST .

ANOINTING WITH CHRISM IN ORDER TO SIGNIFY BETTER THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AN ANOINTING WITH PERFUMED OIL WAS ADDED TO THE LAYING ON OF HANDS .

THIS ANOINTING HIGHLIGHTS THE NAME ”CHRISTIAN” WHICH MEANS ANOINTED AND DERIVES FROM THAT CHRIST HIMSELF WHOM GOD ANOINTED WITH THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT .

THE SIGN OF ANOINTING SIGNIFIES AND IMPRINTS: SPIRITUAL SEAL .

AND THE STRENGTHENING OF BAPTISMAL GRACE. THUS COMPLETING CHRISTIAN INITIATION. . CONFIRMATION SUGGESTS: RATIFICATION OF BAPTISM.IN THE WESTERN TRADITION.

HEALTH AND STRENGTH . AGILE) SIGN OF HEALING MAKES RADIANT WITH BEAUTY.MEANING OF ANOINTING IN BIBLICAL AND OTHER ANCIENT SYMBOLISM SIGN OF ABUNDANCE AND JOY CLEANSES AND LIMBERS (FLEXIBLE.

MEANING OF ANOINTING WITH OIL IN THE SACRAMENTAL LIFE PRE-BAPTISMAL ANOINTING WITH THE OIL OF CATECHUMENS: SIGN OF CLEANSING AND STRENGTHENING .

POST-BAPTISMAL ANOINTING WITH CHRISM IN CONFIRMATION AND ORDINATION: SIGN OF CONSECRATION: CHRISTIANS WHO ARE ANOINTED SHARE MORE COMPLETELY IN THE MISSION OF CHRIST .

ANOINTING OF THE SICK SIGN OF HEALING AND COMFORT .

BY THIS ANOINTING THE CONFIRMAND RECEIVES THE MARK. THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT .

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION IS CONFERRED THROUGH THE ANOINTING OF CHRISM ON THE FOREHEAD. WHICH IS DONE BY THE LAYING ON OF THE HAND .ESSENTIAL RITE OF CONFIRMATION IN THE LATIN RITE.

FORMULA: ACCIPE SIGNACULUM DONE SPIRITUS SANCTI BE SEALED WITH THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT .

THE SIGN OF PEACE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE RITE OF THE SACRAMENT SIGNIFIES AND DEMONSTRATES ECCLESIAL COMMUNION WITH THE BISHOP AND ALL THE FAITHFUL .

EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT THE FULL OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT INCREASING AND DEEPENING OF THE BAPTISMAL GRACE IMPRINTS ON THE SOUL AN INDELIBLE SPIRITUAL MARK PERFECTS THE COMMON PRIESTHOOD OF THE FAITHFUL RECEIVED IN BAPTISM: THE CONFIRMED PERSON RECEIVES THE POWER TO PROFESS FAITH IN CHRIST PUBLICLY AND AS IT WERE OFFICIALLY .

ANY PRIEST SHOULD GIVE HIM CONFIRMATION .WHO CAN RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT? EVERY BAPTIZED PERSON NOT YET CONFIRMED CAN AND SHOULD RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION MINISTER OF CONFIRMATION BISHOP THE BISHOP FOR GRAVE REASONS MAY CONCEDE TO PRIESTS THE FACULTY OF ADMINISTERING CONFIRMATION IF THE CHRISTIAN IS IN DANGER OF DEATH.

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