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Question: Do you kneel for confession?
I usually kneel the entire time. - 5 (22.7%)
I usually only kneel for the prayers at the end. - 11 (50%)
Sometimes I kneel, sometimes not. - 3 (13.6%)
Kneeling? What for? - 3 (13.6%)
Other. - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 22

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« on: April 22, 2010, 06:49:33 PM »

I'm just interested in this custom and how various Orthodox participate (or don't participate). So like the poll asks, do you kneel for confession?
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 12:11:42 AM »

I kneel for confession only during the fasting seasons, and then only for the prayers of absolution.  Otherwise, I don't.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 02:32:43 PM »

In Poland we confess standing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2010, 02:40:21 PM »


We used to Confess while kneeling...until some 15 years ago.  The parishioners had gotten elderly, and many requested not to kneel...and therefore, the whole process changed.

Now we stand, bowed before an icon of Christ, hand on the Gospel, priest as our witness.

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2010, 03:15:29 PM »

Only kneeling with the priest sitting on a chair.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2010, 03:20:12 PM »

It depends.  Sometimes I end up confessing to the priest at another parish and he literally comes up to my sternum.  With my bad back, bending down far enough for him to hear me and me to hear him is, well, needlessly painful (for the both of us, he sometimes jokes!).  So I kneel when I go to him for confession.  Otherwise I just stand.
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