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confirmand (plural confirmands)
- (religion) A candidate for confirmation or affirmation of baptism.
- 1868, Isaac Mayer Wise, Hymns, Psalms and Prayers, page 203:
- The preacher then tells the confirmands, that as a token of their full consent to the confession just made, each of them should kiss the Scroll of the Law.
- 1917 March 25, “Showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ”, in The Evangelical Herald, volume 16, page 83:
- In confirmation the confirmand confesses his faith and expresses a willingness to accept and obey Jesus Christ as his Lord; and the Christian Church confirms the worthiness of the confirmand to partake of the fellowship and heavenly blessings which this new relation called church-membership involves.
- 2009, Michael J. Coyner, The Race to Reach Out: Connecting Newcomers to Christ in a New Century:
- These persons are recruited from a list of several, active adults in the church that is submitted by each confirmand.
- Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical, Frank C Senn, copyright 1997, Augsburg Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN. pp 351, 561