This video covers the history, ritual, and theology of this sacrament over the course of its presence in Christianity. From the linking of the Hebrew concept of penance and Jesus' concept of forgiveness forged in the early days of Christian communities; through canonical penance, the inception of individual confession, and temporal punishment; through the decrees of the Fourth Lateran Council, the Reformation, and the Council of Trent; on into pre-then post-Vatican II belief and practice, this two-part video gives a concise, thoroughly accessible overview of Reconciliation. This program would be good for parents with limited knowledge of sacramental history who are preparing children for Reconciliation, catechists, DREs, parish liturgy teams and RCIA teams.
Media ID: 11450
Length: 39 Min.
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult