September 28, 2020

Original Sinner

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Sacrament of Confession

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Holy Confession is a sacramental rite of the Orthodox Church, in which the repentant are absolved from their sins, restoring them to the guiltless state in which they were in after Baptism. It is God who forgives the sins of the faithful, through the hands of the priest, in whom the faithful Christian confesses to. When approaching the priest for confession, one must be repentant and penitent, seeking the mercy of God—he must recognize that he has wronged in the eyes of the Lord, and that he needs reconciliation.