The Holy Mystery of Repentance


Table of Contents




The Holy Fathers on Repentance


A Canon of Repentance


On Self-examination


Preparation for a Good Confession


Self-examination before Confession


Self-examination according to The Ten Commandments


Making a Good Confession


A Brief Confession before Father Confessors by St. Dmitri of Rostov


A Confession from Mount Athos


Completion of the Prayers of Preparation For Confession


The Holy Mystery of Repentance




Prayers of Penitents


Prayers of Spiritual Fathers for Penitents


Three Rules for Keeping on the Straight Path after Confession and Holy Communion



St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church

Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

Roswell, Georgia