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The author of the TOTJO simple and solemn oath, the liturgy book, holy days, the FAQ and the Canon Law. Ordinant of GM Mark and Master Jestor.
In a matter of confession to the clergy which is a priest or bishop as long as it is a private communication - no third party or witnesses - we cannot tell anything you have done in the PAST even if it is murder.
If you tell us you are going to commit a crime in the FUTURE we are obligated to do what is necessary to protect you or another person.
A minister or deacon cannot take a confession under the seal.
Breaking the seal of confession is the gravest crime in our cannon law and incurs automatic excommunication.
Founder of The Order
Since it has been brought up from forum graveyard, it is worth nothing that one thing John said is outdated: www.templeofthejediorder.org/clergy
Deacons do in fact carry the burden of the confession seal now. (see, I was paying attention in seminary!)
Um.. we've had talks about what it means for confession at TOTJO... I don't think we ever worked out a good system. *shrugs*
The Black Wizard ~ Rainbow Chaos Magick ~ Thelemite
hasseb1 wrote: Counseling of other Clerics
Detachment to a degree
think of anymore will add later.
These things require more training than TOTJO offers, and is qualified to provide...
Many years of traditional scholing for some of these...
We just lean more toward the spiritual counseling, and someone to listen...
Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....
"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching
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