Hello all...I just got in from a Daily Vespers service at an Antiochian Orthodox parish about an hour's drive from my own Greek Orthodox parish. My own parish does almost all serivces, including Saturday Great Vespers, but not a Daily Vespers, so for that, I travel to the Antiochian parish every week. After confession there, I was speaking with the Khouria, and telling her about my visit this past Sunday to a local (Russian) OCA church (we also have a nearby Romanian OCA church) and that I had been asked by a Parish Council member there had I been to confession...(in addition to the "usual name, rank, serial #, are you Orthodox)...Fortunately...I had been to confession in a CT parish...no I am not confused, I was meeting a friend...the night before, or I believe I would have been told no, you can't receive unless you went THIS WEEK...(MEMO: To forstall any who wish to make comments about GOA and confession: I am the first to admit that most Greeks are surprised to hear it is an Orthodox sacrament). Khouria pointed out there is a parish near here (I won't say where)...where the priest brings out the sacrament, then turns right around and brings it back again if no one was at confession IN HIS PARISH THE NIGHT BEFORE!!! Has anyone else encountered this sort of thing? Others heard and confirmed this...apparantly he is well known for this...Any priests on the board? I gave my "preamble" for sake of pointing out that it is entirely possible for a person to go to ~gasp~ several churches in the course of the week due to travel, etc., and may, so long as the church is canonical, have received the Sacrament of Confession at any of them, prior to Holy Communion on Sunday...and MAY be quite regular in attendence at bot Holy Communion and Holy Confession. I am told it is normal OCA practice to call ahead to ID yourself to priest if traveling, but such is not normal in GOA/Antiochian, nor did I believe giving sacramental background (on answering machine, often) was "done" any thoughts, all?