purgatory


#1

Do the Eastern Othodox churches have a doctrine on purgatory and if so what does it teach about purgatory ?


#2

They do believe there is a third place for the decease because they do pray for the dead.


#3

The Orthodox actually believe that people can be prayed out of hell, which is one of the main reasons that they pray for the dead. I personally think that their belief, when interpreted with a Catholic spin, can be reconciled with our belief in purgatory, as I explained in “Orthodox understanding of the afterlife” thread in the Eastern Christianity section (sorry, my computer won’t let me post a link right now, but you can do a search for it. It was pretty recent.)

Eric


#4

Maybe you should post this in the Eastern Church forum. There are a lot of Orthodox Christians, including an Orthodox Priest who post there.


#5

Thank you I was not thinking, I will do that now


#6

Orthodox don’t believe in Purgatory.

Those over at orthodoxforum.com have confirmed this.

If the EO goes back into communion with the RCC, there will be a mass revolt here in the states. They can’t say the same for the rest of the world.


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