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Six Lectures on the History of the Mystery of Repentance
Against General Confession

By Valentin Sventitsky

Six Lectures on the History of the Mystery of Repentance
Pamphlet, 48 pages
Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9780884651284
Status: Available
Format: 9in x 6in
$4.95

Category: Spiritual Life

This is a translation of six lectures originally delivered in Moscow during Great Lent, 1926. They are specifically concerned with preventing the abuse of "general confession," which is the practice of a priest hearing the confession of a group of people simultaneously and then reading a single prayer of absolution. It sets out succinctly the history of this essential Christian sacrament and of the necessity of its correct use in the Church today.

The author was a spiritual son of St. Anatoly the Younger of Optina. He reposed in the Lord in 1931 whilst in exile in Siberia.

Archpriest Valentin Svenitsky was a spiritual son of Saint Anatoly the Younger of Optina, a popular defender of patristic spirituality, and a teacher of the Jesus Prayer.  Fr. Valentin was arrested by the Bolsheviks in 1928 for his defense of the Faith and sent to the Siberian region of Kansk, where he fell ill, and reposed in the Lord on October 17, 1931.

 

 
 



Publication Details:

Binding: Pamphlet, 48 pages
ISBN: 9780884651284
Format: 9in x 6in

BIC Code: HRCC8, HRCP, HRCV1, HRCX4
BISAC Code:  REL049000, REL055010, REL058010, REL074000
Imprint: Printshop of St Job of Pochaev


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