Category Archives: Hell

Why Did I Come Here?

Dr. Constantine Cavarnos had a conversation with a hermit on Mount Athos: “Why did I come here? You will ask me,” said the hermit, whose name was John. “For the sake of eternity. Our life here on earth, whether we … Continue reading

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Chrysostom on the Journey after Death

St. John Chrysostom reminds us that at the time of death, we will not immediately pass into the next world. Angels come to serve as guides, carrying the righteous toward their heavenly abode. Meanwhile, terrifying spirits come to drag the … Continue reading

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Fr. Pomazansky on the Particular Judgment

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The Soul’s Journey After Death

Early Church Fathers describe the soul’s journey after death . . . St. John Chrysostom: Then [after death] we will need many prayers, many helpers, many good deeds, a greater intercession from angels on the journey through the spaces of … Continue reading

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