The Latin word confirmatio is where the term that we are now going to analyze in depth comes from. A word that fruit of the union of the prefix with– which is synonymous with “together”, of the word firmus which is equivalent to “firm” and the suffix –tion which can be translated as “action”.
Confirmation is a term linked to the verb confirm (corroborate, certify, authenticate or validate something). Confirmation, therefore, is a ratification of the validity of something.
For instance: “The confirmation of the pregnancy came through a press release sent by the actress to the media in her country”, “Rumors indicate that the coach will resign in the next few hours, although there is still no official confirmation in this regard”, “The DNA analysis gave the necessary confirmation and allowed the incarceration of the accused”.
Confirmation is also part of the rhetoric. In this case, the term is used to name the fragment of an address in which the necessary evidence is supplied to achieve the proof of a proposition.
Thus, for example, we can state that confirmation becomes a fundamental part of the various judicial processes that take place and that try to clarify a specific crime.
For the Catholic Church, the confirmation is a sacrament Through which those who have already received baptism, are integrated into the Catholic community in an integral way. In certain branches of Catholicism, confirmation is administered immediately after baptism. In the Roman Catholic Apostolic ChurchRather, the ritual takes place early in adolescent life, usually twenty-four months after the Catholic has received the Eucharist for the first time.
Anyone who has made the decision to make the confirmation should know that it will be carried out in a very simple ceremony, which will be attended by their relatives and in which they must have a sponsor. He is a figure who will accompany you at all times during the aforementioned ceremony and who will give you his support in this ratification of your faith and belonging to what the Church is.
The aforementioned ecclesiastical institution always recommends those who are going to take this sacrament to attend the act appropriately dressed. Thus, men must wear a dark-colored suit and women, for their part, must appear either with a simple dress or with a suit of jacket and trousers.
Confirmation takes place when the priest imposes his hands and anoints the faithful with a sacred oil. Before the rite, the believer must attend a training of catechesis which focuses on issues such as the sacraments, the Holy Scriptures, the saints and the church usually. The person, on the other hand, must be in a state of grace (that is, without having a mortal sin) before receiving this sacrament.
The usual thing in these cases is that the religious in charge of carrying out the aforementioned sacrament of confirmation is the bishop. However, as long as he cannot attend to officiate it, the priest appointed by him may conveniently substitute him and when he has his delegation.