This reminds me of something I read of St Seraphim of Sarov and it seems of a few other Orthodox sources. I attend to Orthodox sites because their things are so beautiful. It seems to me, too that they more insist that one’s judgement should face oneself and not others, more than the Catholicism I read. (Further, they seem more than a century past making beautiful things.)
Yes, a good Orthodox pastor will frequently remind his flock that each of us must see ourselves as the first of all sinners. Of course we’re disappointed in the trajectory of modern morals, but our job is to repent, not to tell others that they must repent.
The Orthodox have the same problem I see in the Jesuits?
hmmm…maybe I need to rethink my position on that problem. I see that as heterodoxy, not orthodoxy. If there is no call to repent, if there is no such thing as sin against our fellow man, what is the point?