“The Light Always With Us”, An Interview with Archpriest Alexey Ohotin

by frjonah on May 29, 2012

A very interesting interview with Archpriest Alexey Ohotin, the rector of Holy Annunciation Church in Flushing, NY (ROCOR).  I found it especially interesting that his great uncle was the Spiritual Father and Confessor of St. Elizabeth (Feodorovna) the New Martyr and Grand Duchess of Russia.

The Light Always With UsNatalia Volkova, Archpriest Alexey OkhotinThe Light Always With UsIn the Mystery of confession, a person opens his soul, and God forgives him through the priest. Sometimes even after absolution from a sin, a person is tormented by his conscience, and I suggest that this is not bad for the sinner himself. This is a form of expiation. When a person feels profound pain from his sin, he is not likely to repeat it.

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