Orthodox often say that they do not hold the same opinion of penance as the Roman Catholic Church.
In what way?
For example, a Catholic priest says, "For your penance, pray the rosary on your knees, asking for purity." Now, I have never been to Orthodox confession, but I am going off what I heard. Hearsay you might say, but it's a fair question nevertheless because I take it that Orthodox do not do penance like Catholics do after confession. Like say certain prayers, etc. I know they do not have the idea of purgatory and having to get certain "credit" by the penance for where their contrition was not enough. I am simplifying the whole Catholic thing, mostly because my memory cannot think of the official terms right now--I literally have been diagnosed with dementia do to my epilepsy. Anyway, if I understand this wrong correct me. But I have heard that Orthodox do not do penance, not in the same way. But here, in this canon, the sinners are doing penance for their sins. They have to remain in certain parts of the church, etc