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why do people getconfirmed inchurch

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why do people getconfirmed inchurch
Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  Martin replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer welcome to Just Answer.

Do you want to know why they do it in the building called the church or why they simply get confirmed?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
why they simply get confirmed
Expert:  Martin replied 8 years ago.
It is a mix of a rite of passage and oral transmission of history.

It's related to Jesus and the Pentecost. On that day, the holy spirit descended on the apostles in the form of "thong of fire". You then become fully initiated and should know all things (that is very relative as most will not feel different after this).

As most of catholic religion come from a mix of many influence and from many culture, that event itself seem to have been a commemoration. For example the Jewish Shavuot is to remember the day Moses received the 10 commandments from God. King Arthur gathered all his knights at the round table for a feast and a quest around the same day. All those are related to Pentcost (meaning 50 days).
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