Children and Confession

Children and Confession

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Does a second grader need to know about confession or are they too innocent? In this episode, Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. Alexander Goussetis, pastor of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, in Lancaster, PA, to discuss when parents should start talking about the holy sacrament with their children. Allowing children to be comfortable with the process of confession before it is needed, gives them a better chance of approaching the sacrament later in life. After all, confession is for hope, forgiveness, healing and accountability. It is not about shaming. Listen to this informative, practical interview regarding confession and children, including legal regulations if the child is in danger to himself or others.

Orthodox Family & Faith is a collaboration between the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care and the Orthodox Christian Network.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.