My brother, who is an evangelical pastor, recently went to the country of Georgia to help spread the true "gospel" to the Orthodox of that country. In his blog, he posted several terrible accusations about the state of Orthodox belief in that country. As an example, my brother wrote that the Orthodox Church teaches that Jesus “is very angry because He died for our sins, and provided a way for us to be free from our sins, and he is angry that we haven’t dealt with our sins, gotten rid of our sinfulness.” He went on to explain that any parishioner cannot pray directly to Jesus because of this disappointment and anger. “Your only hope is to pray to others who have influence with Jesus – his mother, other venerated saints” who have Jesus’ ear. In this way you may be able to get Jesus to answer or provide some kind of help."
Obviously, this is not Orthodox teaching and it upsets me that he would publish this as such. Does anyone have any idea from whom he might have heard this in Georgia? He claims that some of the young people in that country told him this is what they were taught.