Q: Hypothetically (of course!), if the “bishop’s delegate” came to a parish for the sacrament of confirmation and said something like (for the anointing), “______, be anointed with the Spirit, in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” (or, “_____, be sealed with the Spirit, in the name of the Father…”) would it be a “valid” confirmation?
Maybe that is not the right question to ask – but if this happened (again, hypothetically!)… Just wondering what to make of it?
A: This is a canonical question, not a liturgical one. So I could be wrong. But I believe that such variations in the form of confirmation would render the sacrament invalid.