Reconciliation of a Penitent
The Episcopal Church offers the Rite of Reconciliation of a Penitent, often called Confession in some traditions. There are two forms of the rite on pages 447 and 449 of the Book of Common Prayer. Form I begins with confession and ends with scripture and absolution, or a declaration of forgiveness. Form II begins with scripture and ends with confession and absolution. The Rite of Reconciliation is not required or expected of anyone but is available for all who desire it. Many seek it out as part of the practice of repentance during the season of Lent. To schedule a time for the Rite of Reconciliation with any of our clergy, contact them to arrange a time. Lay people can also share the rite with one another.