Confession and Absolution is the acknowledgement of sin by an individual and the bestowal of forgiveness by the confessor, usually the parish pastor. In classic Lutheran theology, confession, or, more properly Holy Absolution is sometimes called the Third Sacrament.
Submit sites dealing with the theological understanding of the bestowal and appropriation of the forgiveness of sins in Lutheranism. Links may include both corporate and individual, or private, confession and also examination of absolution granted by the laity.