What is heaven and hell?

Orthodox view: on heaven and hell. Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnitsa

April 11, 2022

In Scripture Jesus tells us “The Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21) How do we know this? We know it when we experience joy, not just happiness, but a feeling that transcends happiness. It is a feeling that comes from the heart when we know God is with us. But what is the opposite of this? Elder Paisios tells us that it is “when we have anxiety, feelings of guilt, then there is a portion of hell within us.”

In this video we share the reflections of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnitsa on the air of heaven and the air of hell inside us.

The chant is performed by the Male Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent.

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