The order of Confession
We also have a general order recited during the confession of sins. After the penitent has confessed his sins to the bishop or priest and listened to his advice, he kneels down with his hands crossed, while the priest recites the order which consists of the ‘enyono (anthem), husoyo (propitiatory prayer) and qolo (hymn), scriptural lessons and a bo‘utho, a supplicatory prayer. Then the priest exhorts the confessor to repeat the canon of confession, after which, while placing his hand on the head of the confessor, he recites the prayer of absolution and forgiveness. An ancient copy of this order is preserved in the Vatican MS. 51, transcribed by the monk Abu al-Faraj of Amid from the copy which had been arranged and vocalized by Patriarch Michael the Great. Another copy is extant in Amid. This order, however, ceased to be used some time ago because of its length and was replaced by the short prayer of absolution.
Source: Barsoum, Ignatius Aphram. The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences. Translated by Matti Moosa. 2nd revised. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2003, 84-85.