Youths receive Sacrament of Confirmation

The 18 youths from St John's Anglican Parish in Wailoku, Suva, with Bishop Apo Qiliho who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Resurrection Sunday. Picture: TREVOR WHIPPY/SUPPLIED

The 18 youths from St John's Anglican Parish in Wailoku, Suva, with Bishop Apo Qiliho who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Resurrection Sunday. Picture: TREVOR WHIPPY/SUPPLIED

RESURRECTION Sunday will hold a deeper meaning for 18 youths from St John’s Anglican Parish in Wailoku, Suva.

For the 18 who range in age from 13 to 20 years, the traditional Christian holiday which celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday also marked a life-changing moment for each one of them after they received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The Sacrament marked their commitment as young people to look to Christ as a role model.

Anglican priest Father Akuila Talemaitoga said the 18 had received the Sacrament of Holy Communion last Sunday after undergoing six weeks of religious studies.

“It was only fitting that on the day Jesus rose again from the dead, the 18 youth candidates received confirmation on Easter Sunday which is also celebrated globally by all Christians as Resurrection Sunday,” Father Talemaitoga said.

“The candidates were given lessons which were facilitated by me and other parish priests from areas close to us.”

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