Just a quick question: I was listening to the fraction "O, Only Begotten Son" (as chanted by Fr. Antonios Tanios; thanks, TITL) just now and wanted to ask about one part of it:
"We are the ones who were indebted to divine justice as a result of our sins, and He was the one who paid off our debts for us."
In the context of the entire fraction, that sort of stood out to me when I first heard it, but I forgot to ask about it here or after liturgy, and just remembered it after listening to it again.
My question: This is not the Anselmian "God is out for to get us because we made Him mad" idea, is it? I never really understood that, since it seems like it makes Jesus our Savior not from ourselves (i.e., from death which is the wages of our sins), but from the Father! ??? Anyway, I was under the impression that this was an RC (and through them, Protestant) idea of Christ's sacrifice, not Orthodox. But I am sure that the Orthodox Church has its own meaning of these words; I just don't know what it is, and I don't want to react negatively to something that is no doubt Orthodox just because of my own ex-Catholic hangups or mental clutter.
What do you all say? What is the proper Orthodox understanding of Christ's sacrifice in the Orthodox tradition? In light of that understanding, how should we understand language like the above being used in an Orthodox context?
Thanks for any help. God bless you all.