Confession

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Confession of Sins

Confession of Sins Confession of sins is the public or spoken acknowledgment of either personal or collective guilt, seen as a necessary step to receive divine forgiveness. Confession is part of several religious traditions. It became especially important in the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, which evolved a formal sacramental system of confession and absolution....

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Venial Sin

Venial Sin According to Catholicism, a venial sin is a lesser sin that does not result in a complete separation from God and eternal damnation in Hell as an unrepented mortal sin would. A venial sin consists in acting as one should not, without the actual incompatibility with the state of grace that a mortal sin implies; they do not break...

Deathbed Confession

Deathbed Confession A deathbed confession is an admittance or confession when someone is nearing death, or on their “death bed”. This confession may help alleviate any guilt, regrets, secrets, or sins the dying person may have had in their life. These confessions can occur because the dying want to live...

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. 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. Meta-studies of...

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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....

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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,...

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Sacrament of Penance

Sacrament of Penance The Sacrament of Penance (also commonly called the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession) is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church (known in Eastern Christianity as sacred mysteries), in which the faithful are absolved from sins committed after Baptism and they are reconciled with the Christian community. While in current practice...

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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....

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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 In Judaism, confession (וִדּוּי‎, 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 hand, confession pertaining...

In Roman Catholic settings, the traditional style of confessional allows the priest, seated in the center, to hear from penitents on alternating sides.

Confession in Religion

Confession in Religion Confession, in many religions, is the acknowledgment of one’s sins (sinfulness) or wrongs. 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...

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Confession

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 is not...

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Atonement in Judaism

Atonement in Judaism Atonement in Judaism is the process of causing a transgression to be forgiven or pardoned. In the Hebrew Bible In the Hebrew Bible the idea of atonement (Hebrew כפּרת kaphoreth) is connected with “covering.” In Rabbinic Judaism In Rabbinic Judaism, atonement is achieved through some combination of ...

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