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Title: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Timon on February 27, 2013, 09:47:59 PM
It's not for me, but my wife finally seems ready to read some stuff about Orthodoxy. As a recovering Protestant, confession can be a big issue to get past. I wanted to see what you guys would recommend as a great, preferably short, article on the topic. Not sure she's ready for an entire book yet.

Please link something here if you have a second. It would be greatly appreciated. The more reader friendly the better, but anything helps.  I did google myself, but I want to make sure I send her something good to read. I wanted to check here first. Thanks!!
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Nathanael on February 27, 2013, 10:17:22 PM
It's catholic, but it's in the same orthodox spirit here:
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http://www.catholicfaithandreason.org/confession-of-sins---how-biblical-is-it.html

I suppose that for a protestant it's important to know how biblical it is.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Timon on February 27, 2013, 10:27:16 PM
It's catholic, but it's in the same orthodox spirit here:
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http://www.catholicfaithandreason.org/confession-of-sins---how-biblical-is-it.html

I suppose that for a protestant it's important to know how biblical it is.

Thank you very much!! Looks like a great article. I was concerned bc it is from a RC perspective, but I think it will still work. Having all the scripture references and church fathers references all in one place is nice.

If anyone has more, please post.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: katherineofdixie on February 28, 2013, 10:49:45 AM
http://www.antiochian.org/content/confession-healing-sacrament

Try this - confession as healing.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: soderquj on February 28, 2013, 11:24:10 AM
http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/pr_confession.aspx

Other sources.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on February 28, 2013, 11:50:16 AM
http://www.antiochian.org/content/confession-healing-sacrament

Try this - confession as healing.

This is indeed one of the best I have read on this subject.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: NicholasMyra on February 28, 2013, 12:34:06 PM
It might be helpful to show her the prayer used by the Priest during Confession, part of which is:

"
"My spiritual child, who has confessed to my humble self, I, humble and a sinner, have no power on earth to forgive sins, but God alone; yet through that divinely spoken word which came to the Apostles after the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, saying: Whoever sins they remit, they are remitted, and whoever. sins we retain, they are retained, we too are emboldened to say: Whatever you have said to my most humble self, and whatever you have not succeeded in saying, either through ignorance, or through forgetfulness, Whatever it may be: God forgive you in this present world, and in that which is to come."
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Timon on February 28, 2013, 02:22:29 PM
Thank you so much!

All of this is helpful. I will pass along the information.
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Putnik Namernik on February 28, 2013, 04:06:36 PM
One more to add to the pile  :D

http://www.impantokratoros.gr/7A25D3B3.en.aspx
Title: Re: Need a fairly brief article on confession... (For my wife)
Post by: Shanghaiski on February 28, 2013, 06:01:33 PM
"Be ye reconciled to God and to one another."
and
"I will arise and go to my Father."