Before the Confession:
The most important part of the Confession takes place well before you ever arrive at Church. The Mystery of Confession is only as strong as the preparation you do in advance. We prepare for Confession by having regular time of self examination and repentance
We usually think of repentance as a part of the Confession process. However, the opposite is true. Repentance is not part of Confession; Confession is part of repentance. Confession needs to take place regularly – at least every 2 months. However, repentance needs to take place daily. The goal is that repentance is not an activity, but rather a lifestyle.
This happens by making time for regular Daily Self Examination. For more information about how this works, refer to the St. Mark pamphlet titled Guide to Daily Self Examination. Your Confession will only be as strong as your investment in this practice of Daily Self Examination.
Going to Confession:
Once we get in the habit of regular self examination, it becomes much easier to prepare for Confession. Try to get in the habit of confessing every 6-8 weeks. We will make this easier for you by setting regular times of confession. We want to treat the Mystery of Confession just as we treat the Mystery of the Eucharist – as a necessary part of our spiritual life that can be obtained at regular times.
Choose a Father of Confession:
The Orthodox concept of Confession has always stressed the importance of a father of confession. Confession is not just an impersonal listing of sins; it is part of a relationship of discipleship. It doesn’t matter who your father of confession is, but you need to choose one and stick with him – even when he doesn’t tell you what you want to hear. You can have several spiritual fathers; but only one father of confession, as St. Paul said, “For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers” 1 Corinthians 4:15
Everyone must pray for their father of confession daily. This is a must. If you want him to be God’s mouthpiece in your life, then you must pray that God guides him and gives him the spirit of wisdom and prophecy as He did to the Old Testament prophets. In addition, praying for your father of confession will help to establish the spiritual bond of love and fatherhood needed for this relationship to be fruitful.
The blessed beloved in Christ
It is truly a joy and a great blessing for me to meet you for either a confession or any other purpose.
And for the sake of your time and not overlap dates, or the length of the waiting period and because “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace”
In love, I encourage you to take the next steps to set the date of the appointment easily and with the grace of Christ, you will find me waiting for you in your time, glad to meet you.
1. Click on this link
2. Select the type of meeting
3. Click on the name Fr Pistavros Sedky or Fr Angelos Faltas
4. Choose the right time for you on the Given available Calendar.
5. You will be asked to sign in and you can do it with several options (Facebook, Google, Create an account on the site) (you can choose the easiest or what is available on your phone.
6. Complete the required data (name, phone number, address) and press Book My Appointment
7. You will receive a confirmation message and you will receive a 24-hour reminder.