The four symbols of confirmation in Catholicism are the laying on the person with the hands, the anointing with chrism, the signing with the cross and the gift of peace. Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament through which a person is sealed into the Christian life, and it comes after baptism and the receiving of the Holy Eucharist.
The bishop first lays his hand on the person being confirmed. The bishop then takes some oil that has been blessed and makes the sign of the cross using the oil on the person's forehead. Finally, the person being confirmed receives the gift of peace. A sponsor who has mentored the person throughout the confirmation process serves as a witness during the confirmation ceremony.Learn More
"Ask Peter" refers to the Peter Answers virtual tarot website. It is a practical joke site where users are able to prank their friends into believing that "Peter" knows all.Full Answer >
A number of good discussion topics exist for small Christian groups. According to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, some of the more popular conversation topics can include discussions on community, worship, forgiveness, and more.Full Answer >
The collective name for the first five books of the Bible is the Pentateuch. The word "Pentateuch" means "five books." Another name for these books is "the books of law."Full Answer >
Some Christian denominations allow female pastors and ministers, while others do not. Some churches that allow female leaders include the Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Methodist Church. The Southern Baptist Convention and Roman Catholic Church are among those that do not ordain women.Full Answer >