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Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of Repentance. by Metropolitan Anthony (Krapovitsky)

Confession: A Series of Lectures on the Mystery of Repentance. by Metropolitan Anthony (Krapovitsky)

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An excellent work on the Mystery of Repentance. While some of the material (as specified in the introduction) is intended more for priests, there are also many chapters which are also beneficial for laymen (these are also specified early in the work)
An excellent work on the Mystery of Repentance. While some of the material (as specified in the introduction) is intended more for priests, there are also many chapters which are also beneficial for laymen (these are also specified early in the work)

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I confess to the Lord my God before thee, reverend father, all my sins which I have
committed up to the present day and hour, in deed, word and thought. Every day and

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every hour I sin through ingratitude to God for His great and numberless blessings to me
and His most gracious providence and care for me, a sinner. I have sinned through:

idle talk
condemnation of others
scorn
insubordination
pride
envy
anger
slander
inattention
listlessness
negligence
carelessness
resentment and remembering wrongs
disobedience
grumbling
self-will
reproaching others
evil speech
lying
saying unseemly things
laughter
self-love
love of glory
love of honor
gluttony
love of sensual pleasure
over-eating
drunkenness
attachment to things
love of money
vainglory
laziness
acceptance of lustful and impure thoughts
missing church services
dozing and sleeping in church
neglect of prayer
concealing sins at confession

I have sinned with all my senses, both spiritual and physical, wherefore I repent to the
Lord and ask forgiveness. Absolve all my sins, reverend father, and bless me to partake
of the Mysteries of Christ.10

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Compiled by the late Archbishop Tikhon of San Francisco. Based on a longer version
by St. Dimitry of Rostov.

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