Confirmation, Sacrament of
Sacrament instituted by Christ in promising to send the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:15-21) and attested to in the early Church (Acts 8, 19), in which the celebrant (in the Latin Rite, a bishop or priest delegated by him) invokes the gift of the Holy Spirit upon a baptized person and anoints the candidate with holy chrism.
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