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« on: April 23, 2013, 05:38:58 PM »

Can an orthodox christian attend confession withna catholic priest instead of an orthodox priest. I am not certain i am comfortable with the orthodox priest and the church is a long distance away. My wife and I would also have the same orthodox priest confessor. What are peoples thoughts on being able to have catholic priest confessor.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 05:42:50 PM »

I'm not a priest or anything. I don't think you can do that, though.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 06:50:34 PM »


Confession is a Sacrament of the Orthodox Church, just like Communion, Baptism, etc.

Therefore, you may only confess to an Orthodox priest, just like you must partake of the Eucharist in an Orthodox Church.
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 09:58:38 PM »

Can an orthodox christian attend confession withna catholic priest instead of an orthodox priest. I am not certain i am comfortable with the orthodox priest and the church is a long distance away. My wife and I would also have the same orthodox priest confessor. What are peoples thoughts on being able to have catholic priest confessor.

Call one up (an orthodox priest) and see if he can come to you...or he can think of an alternative...
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 12:51:14 AM »

Can an orthodox christian attend confession withna catholic priest instead of an orthodox priest. I am not certain i am comfortable with the orthodox priest and the church is a long distance away. My wife and I would also have the same orthodox priest confessor. What are peoples thoughts on being able to have catholic priest confessor.

One thing that happens in confession is reconciliation to the Church, so I wouldn't suggest confession to a RC priest unless you wish to be reconciled to their church. You may be better off finding another Orthodox priest, possibly closer to where you live.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 08:39:49 AM »


That's an excellent point, Melodist.

I've known a few Greek Catholic individuals who were accepted in to Orthodoxy simply by coming to Confession.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2013, 03:08:48 AM »

Orthodox confession is not like Catholic confession, even though, it is unfortunate to say that many Orthodox do not practice confession properly. Confession is a mystery, a way of healing the soul and not a judicial process. God performs this mystery through the priest, but again the role of the priest is often misunderstood and seen in an authoritative manner.

Going to Catholic confession would be the equivalent of going to a psychologist to ask for some help and to relieve your burden. Spiritually speaking, the Orthodox Church is where The Truth is found and where you would want to be, given that as I said, the people aren't perfect, but the faith is (no pride, just stating facts that everybody can verify if they wish).
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 09:20:20 AM »

Going to Orthodox confession is very different than Catholic confession. But God`s mercy and love is so wonderful. I take it very seriously, despite being new and still trying to figure how to do it right.

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2013, 04:12:22 PM »

Why do you see it as a problem that you and your wife would have the same confessor if you went to the Orthodox priest? I would think that would be a good thing; the priest can better provide counsel for you and your wife if he knows the whole situation. Remember that confession is strictly confidential, so that if the priest tells your wife about something that you've confessed, or vice versa, he would be in serious violation of Church order and could be defrocked for it.
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