265. Heaven, Part Three – the Holy Mountain and the Garden, from “Hymns on Paradise” by Saint Ephraim the Syrian

Christ has ascended! “When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake, and united earth to heaven: You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love You, but remaining with them and crying: “I am with you and no one will be against you!” (Tone Six This series of Posts […]

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264. Heaven, Part Two: The Heavenly City in the Book of The Revelation to John

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! icons by permission of Saint Isaac’s Skete at skete.com Are you interested in the Place where you’re going? * I’m writing these articles to give us a taste of what it’s like There. Actually, one of the two possible places. Someday when I’m in a dark mood I’ll […]

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