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The Sacrament of Repentance

Lenten Confessions
February 10, 2022

- Fr. Evan Armatas -




"To repent is not to look downward at my own shortcomings, but upward at God's love. It is not to look backward with self-reproach but forward with trustfulness. It is to see not what I have failed to be but what, by the grace of Christ, I might yet become." -St. John Climacus

 

Schedule a time for confession with Fr. Evan.

Schedule a time for confession with Fr. Gabriel.

 

Instructions:

-Please sign up for only one slot and limit your confession to 10 minutes to allow time during Great Lent for others.

-If you need additional time, please set up a separate pastoral appointment.

-If none of the times work, you are welcome to confess during any Orthros, Vespers, Great Compline, or Akathist.

 

Tips for Confession:

- Confession is a dedicated time to list clearly and without excuse your sins to God in the presence of the Church through the priest.

- Remember it is God who forgives and the priest is a witness and an aide, not a judge.

- Confession is typically not a time for pastoral counsel. This occurs outside of the confession during a pastoral appointment.

- Preparing for confession is important and beneficial. Your preparation will help you to focus on the areas of sin and obstacles to your relationship with God.

- There is no one specific way to prepare and give one's confession.

 

The following recommendations are given to help you in preparing:

- Examine your conscience. You can use a confession preparation booklet that includes prayers and questions.

- List on paper the things you wish to confess. This can include specific sins, repetitive sins, and areas of struggle.

- Share only as much detail as needed to honestly confess the sin.

- Make no excuses for yourself and avoid becoming scrupulous or legalistic.

 

As you prepare for your confession, these resources may be helpful:

https://www.goarch.org/-/preparation-for-holy-confession



Father Evan received his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College with an emphasis in business management and Christian apologetics in 1991. He earned his Mast...[more]
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Father Evan received his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy from Boston College with an emphasis in business management and Christian apologetics in 1991. He earned his Master of Divinity from Holy Cross in 2002 and served as an assistant priest for five years at Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village before being assigned as St. Spyridon’s first full-time priest in August of 2007. Father Evan currently serves the parish of Saint Spyridon which began humbly, in its first year only six families called St. Spyridon home. Today it is a vibrant and growing parish of several hundred. The ministries and members of the parish represent a wide range of backgrounds and interests which make the parish a diverse place of worship, witness, and service. In August 2018, the parish moved into a new 18,000-square-foot sanctuary and facility. In 2002, Father Evan founded the St. Nektarios Education Fund, a non-profit student education program. The fund, which he still manages along with its board, has established five schools in Africa, educated over 5,000 students, and delivered over $1,000,000 in student aid through its network partners of IOCC and OCMC. Father Evan has served as the Metropolis of Denver Program Director of Camp Emmanuel, its summer youth camp program, and as the Metropolis Clergy Syndesmos President. You will find podcasts by Father Evan at www.SaintSpyridon.church, and you can listen to his live call-in radio show called “Orthodoxy Live” on Ancient Faith Radio, which broadcasts every Sunday night at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Father Evan, released his first book, "Toolkit for Spiritual Growth, A practical guide to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving," available through Ancient Faith in 2019. This engaging and straightforward book uses Scripture and pastoral experience to inspire those new to the faith and those already part of the Body shape and re-energize their relationship with Christ through these essential spiritual disciplines. His second book Reclaiming the Great Commission was released in 2022, it too can be found on Ancient Faith. This book examines the last words of our Lord Jesus Christ and invites communities and the members that make up the Body of Christ on a journey towards greater spiritual health. It is meant to aid both everyday parishioners and parish leaders alike towards greater parish health and commitment to bringing the Good News to everyone. Father Evan and his wife Presbytera Anastasia are the happy parents of three daughters, Alexia, Eleni, Maria, and a son Spyridon; they live in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado where they ski, flyfish, and hike.