In the Liturgy and Sacraments forum there is a thread topic that we see every couple of months about confession by phone, or the internet. This is obviously not allowed in the Latin Church, nor I must assume in any Eastern Catholic Church.
My question is whether there is any possibility that the understanding of the mysteries in any of the Eastern Churches would ever allow for this possibility. Generally Eastern theology takes a more holistic approach to issues, so that as long as the overall integrity of say a sacrament seems to be present, oikonomia can sometimes dispense with technical shortcomings. The Western approach is more of a checklist allowing for fewer exceptions. Given that, is it conceivable in any of the Eastern or Oriental Churches that a sacrament over a distance could be accepted in rare cases?