The word confirmation derives from the latin verb "confirmare", which means to strengthen, confirm, vindicate or “to make strong”.

Confirmation is an old tradition. In the Church of Norway, confirmation is a prayer intercession that confirms the promises God gave when you were baptized. In confirmation classes you learn what Christian faith has to do with your life.

All 14-year-olds are invited to take part in confirmation in the Church of Norway. During the preparatory period with confirmation classes, you decide whether you wish to stand for confirmation.

Confirmation is for those who are baptized. Therefore, many youth are baptized during the confirmation period.

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