Confirmation, Reception, Reaffirmation
The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island offers diocesan services of confirmation, reception and reaffirmation periodically each year.
In Confirmation, baptized persons are “confirmed” in the Christian faith with a laying on of hands by the bishop.
Reception is a way for individuals who have been confirmed in by a bishop in the Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or Eastern Orthodox Church to be received into the Episcopal Church by our bishop.
Worshipers who have been baptized and confirmed in the Episcopal Church (or any member church in the Anglican Communion) may choose to reaffirm their baptism covenant with the bishop.