Total fuckup with great taste in music (arabwel) wrote in little_details,
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Swedish Lutheran sacraments in the early-to-mid 1700s

So. i have combed Wikipedia, tried google, and harassed my theologically-gifted friend over this, but thus far, i have not had any luck.

I have a story set between 1720 and 1740 or so, set in norhtern Finland (which was under Swedish rule at the time). And, for the purposes of the story, I need to figure out something concerning the Lutheran sacraments at the time.

Was confession as an "Esteemed tradition" still present? As in, not an official sacrament but still something very much done?

ETA: also, what age was most common for confirmation?
Tags: 1700s (no decades given), finland: history, sweden: history, ~religion: christianity: historical
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