The Book of Common Prayer
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    The Proposed Revision
of the Book of Common Prayer (1925)








¶ Upon the day appointed, all that are to be confirmed shall stand in order before the Bishop, sitting in his chair near to the Holy Table, the people all standing until the Lord’s Prayer. And the Minister shall say,

REVEREND Father in God, I present unto you these persons to receive the Laying on of Hands.

¶ Then the Bishop, or some Minister appointed by him, may say,

    Hear the words of the Evangelist Saint Luke, in the eighth Chapter of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles.

WHEN the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (for as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

¶ Then shall the Bishop say unto those who are to be confirmed,

    Bishop. Dost thou here, in the presence of God, and of this congregation, renew the solemn promise and vow of thy Baptism?
    Answer. I do.
    Bishop. Dost thou then renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the sinful desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow, nor be led by them?
    Answer. I renounce them all; and, by God’s help, will endeavour not to follow, nor be led by them.
    Bishop. Dost thou believe all the Articles of the Christian Faith, as contained in the Apostles’ Creed?
    Answer. I do.
    Bishop. Wilt thou then obediently keep God’s holy will and commandments, and walk in the same all the days of thy life?
    Answer. I will, by God’s help.

¶ The Bishop shall then confirm them on this wise.


¶ Then shall the Bishop say,

DO ye here, in the presence of God, and of this congregation, renew the solemn promise and vow that ye made, or that was made in your name, at your Baptism; ratifying and confirming the same; and acknowledging yourselves bound to believe and to do all those things which ye then undertook, or your Sponsors then undertook for you?

¶ And every one shall audibly answer,

I do.

¶ Then shall the Bishop say,

DO ye promise to follow Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour?

¶ And every one shall answer,

I do.

[The remainder of the Confirmation service is identical between the two forms.]


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