My name's Jonathon and i'm going to take you through the sacrament of confirmation.
There are 4 parts to this sacrament, the first is the origins of confirmation, this is about Pentecost, Jesus knew his followers would need their inner strength to face the challenges before them, so he promised them the holy spirit.
This promise was ful-filled at Pentecost , while the apostles were gathered the first fruit of Jesus was given to them, the special strength of the holy spirit. The change in the apostles was immediate and they were no longer fearful, but taught openly about Jesus. As a result of this many were converted to Christianity.
The second part of confirmation is the signs and symbols of confirmation. The first sign is being anointed with chrism, this means you are filled with the holy spirit..
The Priest uses chrism because it is the sacred oil of consecration to God. When you are marked with the cross-because the confirmed person belongs to Christ himself- because he receives the spiritual seal of Christ.
Another key aspect of confirmation is the process of ritual. The first step is: The priest lays his hand on the head of the candidate to continue the practise of the apostles, the second step is: The priest anoints the candidates forehead by marking a cross with Chrism, the sacred oil.