Ancestral Sin vs. Original Sin

by Fr. Antony Hughes This excellent essay details the vast divergence between western/Scholastic theology and Orthodox Patristic theology with regard to the sin of Adam. Pastor of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fr. Anthony has also served as Orthodox Chaplain at Harvard University. A young man called me recently to discuss his family’s […]

On Ancestral Sin

by St. Theodoret of Cyrus Our father among the saints, Theodoret of Cyrus,  Cyrrhus, (c. 393 – c. 457) was an influential author, theologian, and Christian bishop of Cyrrhus, Syria (423-457). He played a pivotal role in many early Byzantine church controversies that led to various ecumenical acts and schisms. This little gem comes to […]