Reconciliation of a Penitent (Confession)
During his earthly ministry, it was not only Jesus’ miraculous power that astounded and transformed people, but also his willingness to forgive sins. Our Sunday services of Holy Eucharist regularly include a prayer of confession, after which the presiding priest pronounces God's forgiveness of our sins. Yet it is also true that sometimes we benefit from the opportunity to confess privately and specifically those things that trouble our consciences.
Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Confession, is a rite in which anyone who repents of sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.