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Learning & Confirming What We Believe
We encourage every person who wishes to join Emmaus Abbey Church to do so by affirming his or her faith in Jesus Christ in worship on the Sunday our Bishop visits Emmaus Abbey. This is done in one of three ways, all of which include the Laying-on-of-Hands and prayer by the Bishop:
-Confirmation- is for those who have never before made a mature, public affirmation of faith in Christ;
-Reception- is for those who are being received into a Emmaus Abbey & CECNA Anglican Communion, having previously made a mature, public affirmation of faith in Christ in another denomination;
-Reaffirmation- of Baptismal Vows is for those who have previously been Confirmed in or Received into a Church of the Anglican Communion and would like to reaffirm their faith in Jesus Christ
We make our profession of faith before the Bishop, who symbolizes the fact that, as Christians, we are part of God's universal church, and not only Emmaus Abbey Church.
Read more from the Anglican Charismatic Episcopal Church North America (CECNA) about confirmation here.
Those Interested in Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation
Preparations for the Bishop's visit are made at our 6-week confirmation course, Learning & Confirming What We Believe, whose completion is required for Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation. (Those wishing to Reaffirm their Baptismal Vows who have previously been Confirmed or Received into the CECNA Church are not required to take the Confirmation Course but are strongly encouraged to). You will need to register for Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation as well as the Confirmation Course.
Next Confirmation Course: starting January 12th, Wednesday afternoons 1pm-3pm
Confirmation will be Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2017 Questions?
Please feel free to ask Fr. Brett or Fr. John and we'll do our best to answer.