I have been thoroughly confused by different claims (it appears) about what the Orthodox teach regarding the Blessed Virgin’s perpetual sinlessness.
Here I’m only asking what it is that the Orthodox Church actually teaches about her.
Leaving aside the Catholic dogmatic definition of the IC and the wording employed by the Pope in that definition, please answer these questions for me:
Per Orthodox teaching:
- Was the Virgin filled with Grace at conception?
- Alternatively, was she filled with Grace through out her entire existence?
Some imply that she was not- Is this the actual teaching of the Orthodox Church?