So, my friends, I came across this on Wikipedia and wondered what this even meant
In 2008, the Russian Orthodox bishop Hilarion Alfeyev of Vienna, in his presentation at the First World Apostolic Congress of Divine Mercy (held in Rome in 2008), argued that God’s mercy is so great that He does not condemn sinners to everlasting punishment. The Orthodox understanding of hell, said Bishop Hilarion, corresponds roughly to the Roman Catholic notion of purgatory.
Is this the standard Orthodox teaching? Or is it just of Russian origin? Or neither?
Just wanted to hear what you all had to say.