Posts about confession

The Sounding

When We Find Ourselves on the Floor

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your merciful love. -Psalm 50:1 This psalm appears again and again in our worship, throughout the cycle of daily…

Mar 25, 2015
The Sounding

Creed and Confessions in the Orthodox Church

Q: I am interested in the “synod of Jerusalem” held in the 17th century, and in a book called the “Diocletian Confession,” I think. It was the…

Mar 02, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Are You Scared of Confession?

Does the thought of confession terrify you? You’ve never been? During the Lenten Season, we are encouraged to participate in the sacrament of confession,…

Feb 27, 2015
Come Receive the Light

Confessing Sin to a Loving God

​Have you made any resolutions for the New Year? Are you hoping to put the old year behind you? This week, we have the first of many discussions with…

Jan 09, 2015
Be Transfigured

Your Sins are Forgiven

It goes without saying that the trials of life can weigh a person down. As every day passes, the weight of each small sin and mistake takes its toll on…

Dec 09, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Sacrament of Confession

The odds are that the Sacrament of Confession is everyone’s least favourite sacrament. Not “the least needed,” just “the least favourite.” No…

Sep 28, 2014
Come Receive the Light

What Does It Mean To Repent?

Author and priest Fr. Steven Ritter is back on the show today talking about repentance. What does it mean to repent? If we truly repent, why do we need…

Dec 12, 2013
Orthodoxy Explained

The Burden of Sin is Real

On Theologically Thinking, Fr. Athanasios Haros of the Transfiguration of Our Savior Greek Orthodox Church Florence in South Carolina shares his sermon,…

Aug 01, 2013
The Sounding

Sticks and stones may break my bones…

As a priest, I hear confessions. In fact, I hear confessions all the time, not simply when I am officiating the formal Sacrament. But, many times when…

May 20, 2013