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General Confession and Absolution
General Confession, Absolution
Dictionaries
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
General Confession
General Confession. (1) In the BCP the Confession at the beginning of *Mattins and *Evensong ‘to be said of the whole congregation after the minister, all kneeling’. It is in three parts—a confession of sin, a supplication for forgiveness of past misdeeds, and a prayer for grace to live righteously
A Catholic Dictionary
General Confession
general confession. A confession of sins committed by the penitent since baptism, so far as they can be remembered. Such a confession is of course necessary in the case of those who have made no previous confession, or whose previous confessions have been invalid—e.g. because they wilfully concealed