Confirmed In The Spirit

by Fr. Mesrob Sarafian

From my experience as pastor, I would like to share with you a letter which was sent to me by a non-Armenian individual, after I had confirmed (chrismated) him into the Armenian Church. He was very moved by the service. The letter speaks for itself. I too was moved by his words.

Dear Father,

Thank you. You probably perform this type of service thousands of times in the course of your priesthood. Each time I know you probably have some skepticism about the dedication of the person and the ultimate result of the event.

You have done all you could to reunite me with God, and to help bring my sons to God. No one could ask for more. I will do my best to surprise you.