I have a question about the Immaculate Conception
(04-17-2015, 02:02 PM)Uxi Wrote:
(04-16-2015, 07:01 PM)christulsa123 Wrote: The Orthodox dont believe each person after Adam is conceived with the stain, guilt of original sin on their soul, so naturally they question the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Fortescue points out the practice in the East of the celebration of the Feast of the Conception of the Theotokos on Dec 9 from as early as Andrew of Crete in 675, as well as St. John Damascene and St. Theodore of Studium.  He also points out numerous Eastern saints who affirmed the theology of the Immaculate Conception in all but name before and after the schism on parallel development right until it was defined as dogma by the Pope, which became the purpose in denying it.

Good point.  Not all Orthodox hold the same view on original sin, which is cause for hope they will one day come out of schism.
(04-16-2015, 10:42 PM)CounterRevolutionary Wrote:
(04-16-2015, 02:03 PM)Dirigible Wrote: If it was possible for God to preserve Mary from original sin at conception, why wouldn't he do that for all of us?

I don't know, ask St. Gregory Palamas...

Just a little serious kidding.  :P


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