Hi, I have noticed how some denominations such as Episcopalians (Anglican Communion) seem to offer services of reception for other baptised Christians (Catholics, Orthodox, etc) to be “received” by a Bishop in a service similar to a Service of Confirmation.
I just find it peculiar, and perhaps someone can help answer, why does this reception service include a Bishop laying on of hands to a Christian from another denomination getting the Holy Spirit again? I mean I just find it a little strange for say a baptised and confirmed Christian to then get another “laying on of hands”. So does that mean the Holy Spirit would be different in the Episcopal Bishop’s hands compared to the Holy Spirit in a Catholic Bishop’s or Orthodox Bishop’s hands when Confirmed?
It’s a little confusing, but I wanted to know whether the Holy Spirit would fill that indivdual again in an Episcopal Reception Service if the individual was supposed to have already been filled at their other denomination’s Confirmation Service.
And even then, what “gifts” could the Holy Spirit offer in one denomination that it could not offer in another? I’m referring to differences in Episcopalian (Anglican) and Catholics here?
Sorry for the long post, i am new.