This is my first posting on the Oriental Orthodox Discussion Forum. I always assumed that the OO did not accept the concept of Original Sin, and held a position similar to that held by the EO.
I was reading a book by Fr. Tadros Y. Malaty, "Saint Mary In The Orthodox Concept" which states the following:
"The Orthodox Church, whose love towards St. Mary is deep-rooted, considers her more holy than all the heavenly creatures, whilst a natural member of the human race. We do not however, set her apart from the human race by assuming that she was born without original sin, as if she was born not of human seed."
Father Tadros is a priest of the Coptic Church.
Can anyone from an OO jurisdiction elaborate on this? Thank you.
Don't worry Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty doesn't believe in 'original sin' in the Augistianian sense. He makes this clear in his book Man and Redemption.