Confession

Prayers for Repentance

Prayers for Repentance Our Sins Main Article: What Is Repentance? Repentance is a change of thought to correct a wrong and gain forgiveness from a person who is wronged. In religious contexts it usually refers to confession to God, ceasing sin against God, and resolving to live a more responsible...

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Studies on Intercessory Prayer

Studies on Intercessory Prayer Some religions claim that praying for somebody who is sick can have positive effects on the health of the person being prayed for. Meta-studies of the literature in the field have been performed showing evidence only for no effect or a potentially small effect. For instance, a...

Intercession or Intercessory Prayer

Intercession or Intercessory Prayer Intercession or intercessory prayer is the act of praying to a deity on behalf of others. In Western Christianity, intercession forms a distinct form of prayer, alongside Adoration, Confession and Thanksgiving. The Apostle Paul’s exhortation to Timothy specified that intercession prayers can be made for those in authority. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and...

The Secret of Mary

The Secret of Mary CONSECRATION TO JESUS THROUGH MARY “At the end of the three weeks,” says St. Louis De Montfort, “they shall go to Confession and to Communion, with the intention of giving themselves to Jesus Christ in the quality of slaves of love by the hands of Mary....

The Seven Sacraments,

Sacrament

Sacrament A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites. Many Christians consider the sacraments to be a visible symbol of the reality of God, as well as a means by which God enacts his grace. Many denominations, including the Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed,...

Vinaya: Confession in Buddhism

Vinaya: Confession in Buddhism Extant vinaya texts include those of the Theravada (the only one in Pali), the Kāśyapīya, the Mahāsāṃghika, the Mahīśāsaka, the Dharmaguptaka, the Sarvāstivāda and the Mūlasarvāstivāda.[1]The Vinaya (Pali and Sanskrit, literally meaning “leading out”, “education”, “discipline”) is the regulatory framework for the sangha or monastic community of Buddhism based on the canonical texts called the Vinaya Pitaka. The teachings of the Gautama Buddha can be...

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Sacrament of Penance

Sacrament of Penance: Confession in Catholic Church The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation (commonly called Penance, Reconciliation, or Confession) is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church (called sacred mysteries in the Eastern Catholic Churches), in which the faithful obtain absolution for the sins committed against God and neighbour and are reconciled with the community of the Church.[a] By this sacrament Catholics believe they are...

A confessional in Luther Church (Helsinki, Finland)

Confession in Lutheran Church

Confession in Lutheran Church In the Lutheran Church, Confession (also called Holy Absolution) is the method given by Christ to the Church by which individual men and women may receive the forgiveness of sins; according to the Large Catechism, the “third sacrament” of Holy Absolution is properly viewed as an extension of Holy Baptism.[1] Beliefs The...

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Confession in Islam: Istighfar

Istighfar is Confession in Islam Istighfar (استغفار‎ istiġfār), is the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah. It is considered one of the essential parts of worship in Islam. Etymology Istighfar is derived from the root Ghafr “gh-f-r” (غ-ف-ر), which means the covering of a thing with that which will protect it from dirt.[1]...

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Confession In Judaism

Confession in Judaism See also: Repentance in Judaism In Judaism, confession (וִדּוּי‎, translit.widduy, viddui) is a step in the process of atonement during which a Jew admits to committing a sin before God. In sins between a Jew and God, the confession must be done without others present (The Talmud calls confession in front of another a show of disrespect). On the other...

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Confession In Religion

What Is Confession? Confession, in many religions, is the acknowledgment of one’s sins (sinfulness) or wrongs. Buddhism Main article: Vinaya: Confession in Buddhism Buddhism has been from its inception primarily a tradition of renunciation and monasticism. Within the monastic framework (called the Vinaya) of the sangha regular confession of wrongdoing to other monks is mandatory.[1] In...

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Confession

What Is Confession? A confession is a statement – made by a person or by a group of persons – acknowledging some personal fact that the person (or the group) would ostensibly prefer to keep hidden. The term presumes that the speaker is providing information that he believes the other party...

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