2023 October 22

Special Pastoral Visit and Confirmation Service at Cathedral Church of Christ the King, Kurunegala

The Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Kurunegala, the spiritual heart of the Diocese, witnessed a momentous occasion on October 22, 2023, as the Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando, the Bishop of Kurunegala, led a special pastoral visit and Confirmation service. This sacred event held significant importance, as it took place within the hallowed walls of the diocesan cathedral.

In keeping with cherished traditions, the entrance of the cathedral was adorned with a splendid pandal crafted entirely from coconuts, symbolizing a harmonious blend of cultural significance and religious devotion. The flagpole, proudly bearing the red and white flags of the diocese, stood tall, invoking a sense of unity and identity among the faithful.

The atmosphere was filled with joy and reverence as new members of the Anglican community received the sacrament of Confirmation. Parents and well-wishers of the confirmands gathered to witness and participate in this sacred rite. The Confirmation service marked a pivotal moment in the lives of the newly confirmed members as they publicly affirmed their faith in the presence of the bishop and the congregational community.

The Rt. Rev. Nishantha Fernando, in his role as the chief celebrant, delivered a heartfelt sermon, emphasizing the importance of faith, community, and the enduring traditions of the Anglican Church.

The Confirmation service at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King was not merely a religious ceremony; it was a celebration of heritage, faith, and the vibrant spirit of the Anglican community in Kurunegala. As the newly confirmed members embark on their spiritual journey, the diocesan family stands united in prayer, hoping that the seeds of faith planted on this auspicious day will flourish and bear fruit for years to come.