[quote="sw85, post:6, topic:339539"]
You don't need to in the sense that it's essential for your acceptance into the Church. After all, confession has no sacramental validity if you have nothing to confess!
That said, it is to my mind extremely unlikely that you don't have even a single venial or mortal sin that you'd like to unburden yourself of. So I would say he's right in a very narrow technical sense but that you should probably go to confession, anyway.
There's a lot to get rid off, I can assure you. :)
[quote="Chatter163, post:8, topic:339539"]
As others have stated, you will indeed need to go to confession. If you were being baptized as part of your reception into the Church, then you would not. Are you sure that Father realizes that you are already baptized? Also, you mentioned officially leaving the Lutheran Church, but above your member name it says that you are Anglican. I am not sure that I follow. :confused:
Let me clear things up for you. :)
Father knows I'm baptised, since he asked and I told him.
As for the Lutheran church vs. Anglican: Germany has this Church tax thing, which means you are registered with the state when you enter a Christian Church (Theoretically this applies to non-Christians too, but isn't enacted). The Church I am registered with gets my Church tax, up until now the Lutherans. I was registered with the Lutheran church on my Baptism.
It says Anglican in my description because I was confirmed there and never really had anything to do with the Lutherans apart from my Baptism. I never changed affiliation with the state since up until now I never had to pay the Church tax, since that only kicks in if you have a full-time job.
Officially I am Lutheran and thus need to leave that state, even though I never really had anything to do with them apart from the registration and Baptism.
Hope that helps. :)