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Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church

Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology

Absolution

 

* The pronouncement of remission of sin to the penitent. The Holy Spirit grants him, in the name of Jesus Christ, the remission of his sins if he truly contrites for his sins, confesses it in the presence of a priest, and promises to respond to the divine grace by not reverting to his former evil ways.

* The priest pronounces absolution separately to each confessor, and collectively during the liturgies.

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