Alveus Lacuna i like your line of thinking. i believe the best way to put it is that we were created perfect/sinless with the potential to grow even more perfect, more like God. of course only God is 100% perfect in every way, but Orthodoxy indeed teaches that we were sinless.
as for quotes against evolution ... St. Barsanuphius of Optina: "The English philosopher Darwin created an entire system according to which lief is a struggle for existence, a struggle of the strong against the weak, where those that are conquered are doomed to destruction . . . This is already the beginning of a bestial philosophy, and those who come to believe in it wouldn't think twice about killing a man, assaulting a woman, or robbing their closest friend -- and they would do all this calmly, with a full recognition of their right to commit these crimes." From Elder Barsanuphius of Optina
, published by St. Herman's
St. Nektarios: "The two volumes of the work Philosphie zoologique
are in their entirety intended to uphold the degrading evolutionary theory regarding man. The first volume seeks to prove that the human organism evolved from that of an ape, as a result of chance circumstances. And the second volume seeks to prove that the distinctive excellences of the human mind are nothing but an extension of a power which the animals have, differing only in degree. Having weak and badly set foundations . . . Lamarck claims to prove that in earlier times nature produced through marvelous evolution one species from another, earlier one. He seeks to establish a gradual chain having successive (not contemporaneous) links and thus to produce finally the human species through a metamorphosis that is the reverse of the truth, and not less marvelous than the transformations one reads about in myths!" -- quoted in Constantine Cavarnos' Biological Evolutionism.
This article http://orthodoxnorth.net/evolution_new_fundamentalism_pt_1.htm
tells us that St. Justin Popovich identified Darnwin's ideas with new age religion
Elder Paisios: "...And if one thinks that from a human being, the Most Holy Theotokos, Christ was born! Then what we are saying is that a monkey was an ancestor of Christ? What blasphemy!!" --Elder Paisios of Mount Athos --- from the forthcoming updated Genesis, Creation, and Early Man
St. John of Kronstadt: "The Holy Scriptures speak more truly and more clearly of the world than the world itself or the arrangement of the earthly strata; the scriptures of nature within it, being dead and voiceless, cannot express anything definite. "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?" Were you with God when He created the universe? "Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being His counseller, hath taught Him?" And yet you geologists boast that you have understood the mind of the Lord, in the arrangement of strata, and maintained it in spite of Holy Writ! You believe more in the dead letters of the earthly strata, in the soulless earth, than in the Divinely-inspired words of the great prophet Moses, who saw God." --- My Life in Christ
in the biography of Elder Cleopa that I read he does not specifically combat evolution but he mentions that man was in Hades for 5508 years before Christ, which is the same date that the Church calendar gives for the creation of the world, which means there was not even one whole year between the beginning of creation and Adam's fall according to Elder Cleopa.
other authors such as Fr. Schmemann and Vladimir Lossky repeatedly mention in their works that there was no death before man's sin, which rules out the evolutionary process.