I spoke with Drew at some length regarding the core of Orthodox beliefs. Here were some that I felt were more profound for my understanding.
We are not begging for forgiveness from sins we never committed; Instead, we are seeking to align ourselves with God’s will, so that when we die and are in His presence, we may experience Heaven.
A To align ourselves with God’s will to to become Saints.
D So what was Christ’s role in all this?
A Christ came to Earth, being fully God and fully human; the Divine became human, and humanity came to Divinity.