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What are the three rites of Reconciliation?


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The Rites of Reconciliation are:

- The First Rite of Reconciliation: This is a rite that we would commonly call confession where we confess our sins to the priest.

- The Second Rite of Reconciliation: This rite is a communal liturgy where a community will come together and follow a normal mass routine excluding the Eucharist. Individual confession is also completed during the liturgy.

- The Third Rite of Reconciliation: This rite is rarely done but happens usually in times of war or when a ship is sinking (usually a time where death may be near for a group of people) a general absolution is given by a priest so that the people may rest knowing God has forgiven them.