Neither legend nor dogma

The topic of toll houses can be a touchy one for Orthodox.  Deacon Milan Medakovic writes about it on his blog Vonmem. He mentions two groups of opposition to the toll house teaching. One claims that it is too similar to the Catholic teaching of purgatory while the other asserts that it is based on gnostic teaching. This latter, he points out, was “unknown until the Deacon Lev Puhalo, now known as Archbishop Lazar Puhalo retired bishop of the Orthodox Church in America (formerly the Russian Metropolia), gave it voice round the time of the publication of Fr. Seraphim Rose’s book The Soul After Death.”

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