Re: [orthodox-synod] 1 confession + 1 communion = confusion - I need to see
- DDD <dimitradd@...> wrote:
"to abolish private confession and replace it with general
confession", i.e. simply abolish confession altogether. *This
amounts to abolishing the Orthodox Faith, * since without
confession the attitude towards religious life as a constant
inner struggle is lost, and it is precisely this which
distinguishes our faith from ..."
Certainly in the Russian Orthodox Church when you go to
Confession and Communion once or twice a year - what religious
life or constant inner struggle is there?
Certainly in Serbian , Macedonian and Greek Churches Orthodoxy is
not any worse then in the Russian Church and they do not have
confession before each communion. But it is difficult to break
the habit one is used to.
What about the priests? Are they not human like every one of us?
And how often do they go to confession? After all, they commune
at each liturgy and no confession. They have no inner struggle?
Or you feel that they don't need the inner struggle?
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