Friday, April 9, 2010
Confession and Absolution as an option.
I'm wondering why in this service in my new Bavarian Hymnal, the confession and absolution is optional to just the alternative of silent meditation, and also why we see printed: "The Almighty God have mercy on us and forgive us our sins and lead us to eternal life. Amen." , but for the absolution we have to look to page 675.
Is the confession and absolution integral to our services? I've been to several services now, where it has been omitted in the LCC. If the divine service is about our being served by the word of God, then it should really be read out loud, not just meditated, you'd think.
I can meditate on it all week long and every morning new, but in the corporate service, you'd think it would be said out loud.
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