Author Topic: Age of Confirmation: Origins and Differences  (Read 929 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jetavan

  • Argumentum ad australopithecum
  • Taxiarches
  • **********
  • Posts: 6,580
  • Barlaam and Josaphat
    • The Mystical Theology
Age of Confirmation: Origins and Differences
« on: January 21, 2009, 04:56:05 PM »
Whose confirmation practices were those of the early Church? Did the early Church confirm right after baptism (as in Orthodoxy) or at the age of 'reason' (as in Catholicism)?
If you will, you can become all flame.
Extra caritatem nulla salus.
In order to become whole, take the "I" out of "holiness".
सर्वभूतहित
Ἄνω σχῶμεν τὰς καρδίας
"Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is." -- Mohandas Gandhi
Y dduw bo'r diolch.

Offline ialmisry

  • There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
  • Hypatos
  • *****************
  • Posts: 38,933
Re: Age of Confirmation: Origins and Differences
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 05:16:00 PM »
Whose confirmation practices were those of the early Church? Did the early Church confirm right after baptism (as in Orthodoxy) or at the age of 'reason' (as in Catholicism)?

As the Orthodox, of course.  The Vatican's practice doesn't predate the schism.  This has come up on another thread:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,13375.msg285431.html#msg285431
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth