Children and Confession

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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