here's a bit of a sticky subject for my western sensibilities. I noted in a few instances where somebody had asked or offered prayers for a person who had passed away, and all the cases seemed to be someone who was Orthodox and at least presented themselves on this earth as an avid follower of Christ. So my badly phrased question is then (and I'm not waiting to spring some foamy-mouthed pat protestant answer on you), can someone who professes their faith, who lives the faith, has been baptized, has partaken of not just the Sacraments, but also the Divine Nature- can this persons soul still be in danger after they die? Can all of the saving- body, mind, and soul, be for nought (I'm not talking here of once saved always saved... at least I don't think I am) and somehow after someone dies they can still blow it?
I'm also aware of the Toll Houses- but I believe I've also seen that the theory is not by any means wholly accepted in Orthodoxy.
Thanks as always for your time.