The History of Leith

December 1, 2010

The Stool of Repentance

The Stool of Repentance in Presbyterian polity, mostly in Scotland, was an elevated seat in a church used for public penance of persons who had offended against the morality of the time, often through fornication and adultery. Often, at the end of the service, the offender had to stand upon the stool to receive the rebuke of the minister.for more click here

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