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Friday, January 11, 2008

Reconciliation: Preparing for Confession in The Episcopal Church

The ‘Stone Soup’ Lenten Study Group 2008

Reconciliation: Preparing for Confession in The Episcopal Church.

Awareness of the Rite of Confession has grown in The Episcopal Church since the issue in 1979 of a Book of Common Prayer containing clear teaching about its meaning and two forms for its celebration.

This Lenten Series seeks to help participants to explore this Rite in the midst of a world polarized by political positions that have become hardened by anxiety and fear. The program will focus on forgiveness, reconciliation, conversion and conversation. Opportunity to make an appointment for private confession with a priest during Holy Week will end the series.

The Series will be held on five consecutive Tuesday evenings. We begin with Evening Prayer in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM, followed by a light supper of soup and bread at 7 PM in the Parish Hall. The Program begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 9 PM.

You do not have to be Episcopalian to attend.
Absolutely everyone is welcome!

Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 PM

February 12: The Power to forgive

February 19: The Sacrament of Reconciliation

February 26: Understanding Conversion

March 4: Preparing for Confession

March 11: Making Confession

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Note:  You may purchase the book "Reconciliation: Preparing for Confession in The Episcopal Church" by Martin Smith at Amazon.Com.  There are new copies starting at $10 and 47 used copies starting at twenty cents.

1 comment:

Lindy said...

Best to keep your sins to yourself, bear your burdens alone. What you confess to a priest CAN come back to haunt you.

From one who knows,