Before the fall, Adam and Eve, were in full accord and of common spirit with one another at all times. Once they sinned, alienation set in. In justifying himself to God, Adam blamed Eve. Their sin divided them and continues to divide all of humankind. When we’re freed from sin, we can approach God, and, filled with His grace, we sense our unity with the rest of humankind. Such unity is very imperfect and incomplete, since some portion of sin remains in each of us. Only in the Kingdom of God to come will there be perfect unity, mutual love and concord.
Based on St. John Maximovich
The photograph shows a moment from the entrance at Vespers for the feast of St. Gregory Palamas at Vatopaidi.