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  • wingertmike
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 25, 2004
      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.

      MikeWingert
      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
      > Hell?
      > Hoping you can help me I thank you with all my heart.
      > BaMshiho,
      > Davide
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