Confession through letters or mails
- Dear Moderators,
I cannot think that our Church authorities agree with this. Now confession through mail, later Holy Qurbana through CD, Holy communion through DHL. Is it authentic. Think our church promotes confession by priest and in person only.We are following the footsteps of our old bishops who taught us the right way.
- --- In IndianOrthodox@yahoogroups.com, Rev Fr John Brian wrote:
>The answer of Achen is not clear.
> 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
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.