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Explaining the Practice of Choosing Confirmation Names

 

January 28, 2021

Not all prospective confirmands will be asked to choose confirmation names before they receive this important sacrament. But those who do should give their choices the careful consideration deserved.

Various sects that fall under the umbrella of Christianity have their own unique traditions when it comes to the sacraments. Roman Catholics about to receive the sacrament of confirmation often are required to choose a confirmation name before they can be confirmed.

Some churches no longer require prospective confirmands to choose confirmation names. But those Catholics who will be asked to do so may want to learn about the tradition and why their parish still adheres to it.

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