Bread & Water, Wine & Oil: An Orthodox Christian Experience of God
Preparing for confession
Faith: Understanding Orthodox Christianity (Faith Catechism)
What is necessary for a Saving Confession?
Preparation for Holy Confession
Yesterday I tried to make my own pencil and paper list along with the Commandments and Beatitudes. I gave up. It became rapidly uncomfortable. I think it is important for me to do this anyway, despite the circumstance that I am being received by Baptism, because I have also found it difficult to cultivate the idea that everything that has gone before Baptism is
The Mystery of Repentance is worth discovering. As a newcomer to the Church, I am surprised by how different it is from the 'confession' in movies, the kind that takes place in the warm velvet box. I was raised protestant so I know very little about confession. I am learning. It is compelling.
Often quoted in these resources on confession is Isaac of Syria:
"Never say that God is just. If he were just you would be in hell. Rely only on His injustice which is mercy, love and forgiveness."