“All may. Some should. None must.” This aphorism regarding the practice of private confession is one of the most potent and popular in the Episcopal Church. But does it actually represent what we believe as Episcopalians regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
During Lent, many churches hear the Exhortation, including the call to avail yourself of “a discreet and understanding priest” when you are particularly burdened. It urges the faithful to careful preparation for the reception of Holy Eucharist.
For our first #TractSwarm, we are asking our members to write blog posts about their experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Is it a part of your life? Should it be a part of the life of every Episcopalian? Is the aphorism above accurate… or is it time to revisit the way we talk about this Sacrament?
Post your essay to your own blog with the hashtag #TractSwarm—and be sure to use the TractSwarm logo below to mark your essay as a part of this project. You can simply cut and paste the following code into the end of your post:
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After you are done posting your essay, then e-mail a link to our Communications Director, Fr. Jared Cramer. As people write posts, he will list them below…
Posts on #TractSwarm One: The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Posted in the order they were written.
- Fr. Gordon Reid, “SCP #Tractswarm – Sacrament of Reconciliation“
- Fr. Jared Cramer, “All Should. Most Don’t.“
- Mr. Zach Brooks, “All May, None Must, Some Should #TractSwarm“
- Fr. Jonathan Colton Chesney, “All may; Priests must“
- Fr. Bill Carroll, “On the blessings of auricular confession“
- Fr. Daniel Stroud, “The Sacrament of Confession“
- Fr. Ethan Alexander Jewett, “#TractSwarm – Confiteor“
- Fr. Chris Arnold, “How Confession Works“
- Mx. Andrew Amanda Leigh-Bullard, “Letting Love Conquer the Oppression of the Soul“