--- In IndianOrthodox@yahoogroups.com
, Rev Fr John Brian wrote:
> confession - yes! (verbal mostly)
> absolution - no... (requires the hand of a priest or bishop)
> John-Brian Achen
> maruroopa palli
> Can confession be done through letter or email?
> Abraham Koshy
The answer of Achen is not clear.
I believe the confession is a the process that an individual
disclosing/saying his sins with repentance (blessings received also)
to the clergy, who listens the confession and giving advises, remadies
and punishments(Pizha) (if necessary) then forgiveness for the sins
that he/she confessed and forgot to confess also. Then the priest is
praying the prayer of forgiveness with the "Rooshma" . So is it
possible through E-mail and letter? does our Church allow to confess
through e-mail and letter? can the priest send back All that he is
doing in the confession by e-mail/ letter?
Charly V. Padanilam, Houston, TX.