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« on: April 19, 2006, 08:08:55 PM »

Hi everyone.  As Easter is coming upon us - glory to God - (my favourite time of year), I have a question about something before the Good Friday service tomorrow.

Before Matins with the Burial Service of the Shroud tomorrow evening, Good Friday, there is going to be a General Confession.  I've only ever had normal confession before the Bible, Cross and priest, but have never been to a General Confession, so have no idea what it is.  So, what is General Confession, how do you confess and prepare yourself, and what does it involve?

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 01:25:13 PM »

My priest has been very specific in teaching that the general confessions that he has conducted are actually a preparation for individual confessions. They can be helpful even if there is nothing specific that you believe requires confession.
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