“Consider thisthat Adam and Eve, who first introduced sin and death into the world, are counted among the divine luminaries of the Old Testament. This is a radical truth! But we must ask ourselves, “how were they saved?”…The Fathers tell us that it was because of God’s love for Adam and Eve that He allowed them to see the Garden, for in seeing what they lost they were driven ultimately not to despair, but to repentance. They wept over their lost Paradise, and they wept over their sins.”
(Jesse Dominick in pravoslavie.ru)