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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Confirmation in St Mark's Versailles

It was fitting that the first celebration after the dedication of the new St Mark's Church in Versailles, was a confirmation service which was held on Sunday 17 February. 7 candidates (including one from St Paul's Chevry) were presented by the chaplain, the Revd Chris Maclay.

In a joyous liturgy, supported by the music group of St Mark's and the prayers of the community present, the candidates reaffirmed their baptismal promises, heard the words of the Father's love "God has called you by name and made you his own", were anointed with Holy Chrism, received the Apostolic Rite of laying on of hands for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and symbolically bore the light of Christ out into the world.

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