Lol, fair point. I thought, I guess mistakenly, that the Orthodox believed that Mary was sinless, although I have heard some diversity as to when she was sinless (ie when she was pregnant with The Lord).
6) Immaculate Conception will be binding on the Western Churches as a local tradition, but all churches in communion must assert the sinlessness of Mother Mary.
We can't even get everyone in this Forum to agree on that, and you think it's possible for all of Christendom?
Look, I like to dream as much as anyone but the more I get to know (and love ) the Orthodox, the less I think there's even a chance in Purgatory of any reunification in this world.
Mary was sinless. We just don't think that she was born in a state higher than humanity, because we don't believe in the "original sin" that she would have needed to be saved from at birth.
It is fine to disagree, but all that the RC means is that Mary did not have a weakened will from the onset like the rest of us have, rather she was intact like Adam and Eve before us. And in that sense she can be said to be 'more human' rather than 'superhuman.'
And while I am just one person in my church, all that I see as necessary to acknowledge with regard to the IC dogma is the sinlessness of Mary: she never sinned. However, if churches believe that Mary sinned then Inthink that would be enough to halt any reunion proposal if and when that would come about.