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Forgotten Medicine: The Mystery of Repentance

Author(s):   Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev
Publisher:   St. Herman Press (1994)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   2 copies available
Product Info:   Book review

In The Forgotten Medicine, the renowned Bulgarian spiritual father Archimandrite Seraphim (†1993) details the reasons many give for not coming to Confession, and for each of these he clearly brings forth the truth of the matter. For those who feel awkward because of not knowing how to approach Confession, he explains in depth how to prepare beforehand and what to do afterwards.

“In the Mystery of Repentance the spiritual afflictions of a man are treated, impurities of the soul are removed, and a Christian, having received forgiveness of sins, becomes innocent and sanctified, just as he came out of the waters of Baptism”. — excerpt from The Forgotten Medicine

The Forgotten Medicine is the first volume to appear in a series of spiritual writings by Archimandrite Seraphim Aleksiev. It provides not only the Scriptural and theological foundations for repentance and Confession, but also a clear instruction for one’s own approach to this Sacrament.

Volumes II & III are bound together and are available under the title; The Meaning of Suffering and Strife & Reconciliation.

Softbound. 77 pp.
The Forgotten Medicine:
The Mystery of Repentance
Volume I
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