Aphrahat on Confession

I translated a chunk of this ancient homily on confession by one of the Fathers of the Church of the East named Mar Aphrahat, not knowing there was already a full English translation from almost a century ago. It was fun to do though, and this piece illustrates a handful of important points: 1. There […]

Hurry Up in Confession

This is a two-part open letter, first to penitents and second to confessors. It seems especially urgent now, when sacraments are particularly difficult to come by. Dear Penitent, I’m glad you’re going to confession. If it’s been a while, welcome back. If your last time was only recently, no problem. This is the place where […]