- A related and interesting book is called "On the Soul and
Resurrection" by St. Gregory of Nyssa.
Another book which may help is "St. Ephraim the Syrian: Hymns on
Paradise," by Prof. Sebastian Brock.
St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox Church,
Los Angeles, CA
--- In SOR-Forum@yahoogroups.com, Dàvide Sivèro <davidetamara@t...> wrote:
> Dear brothers in Christ,
> I have been raised as a Latin and told that souls having committed
> minor sins are purified in Purgatory before going to Paradise. For
> this reason, Latin theology distinguishes between venial sins, which
> cause to go to Purgatory, and mortal sins, which cause to go to
> eternal Hell.
> I know this is a peculiar Latin view of afterlife.
> Are minor and major sins distinguished in (Oriental) Orthodoxy?
> If they are, what happens, according to (Oriental) Orthodoxy, to
> people having committed minor sins? Are they temporarily purified in
> Hoping you can help me I thank you with all my heart.