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« on: April 19, 2013, 04:33:02 PM »

I'm a Roman Catholic, but I recently decided to convert to Orthodoxy. Will it be possible for me to receive the Sacrament of Penance before I'm Chrismated?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 06:04:58 PM »

As far as I know, the Sacrament itself cannnot be given, until you have been recieved. However, you can talk to a priest and seek his advice.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 07:01:17 PM »

No. You must be chrismated/baptized first (depends on your background).
When I was chrismated two weeks ago, the priest said: now, Thomas, you have access to all the sacraments and can parttake fully in the life in the church.

But like Ansagar say: do consult with your priest.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 08:35:08 PM »

Confession isn't just about receiving forgiveness for sins, but also healing any damage that you've done to your relationship with the Church. This is why you must be received into the Church before you can receive absolution. The exception to this being catechumens (who are being received by chrismation) who receive absolution immediately before being chrismated.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 09:00:01 PM »

I had to do a lifetime confession the night before being received into the Church. 
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 02:19:40 AM »

The exception to this being catechumens (who are being received by chrismation) who receive absolution immediately before being chrismated.

As a former Catholic—this is what I did when I was received.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2013, 02:33:28 AM »

A lot of this goes by jurisdiction and even parish (I seem to type that phrase a lot). For example, I was received by chrismation and had a life confession first. My godson was received by chrismation and didn't. Both were done in GOARCH, but different parishes.
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