Posts Categorized: Death

METROPOLITAN ANTHONY BLOOM: ON DEATH AND SUFFERING

Posted by & filed under Anthony Bloom, Death, Death as an Advisor, Eastern Church, Fellowship of St. Alban and St. Sergius, Metropolitan, Mindfulness, Persia, Redemption, Russia, Russian Orthodox Church, Suffering.

TweetShare His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony Bloom (June 6, 1914 – August 4, 2003) was bishop of the Diocese of Sourozh, the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain and Ireland.  He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, and spent his early childhood in Russia and Persia. During the Bolshevik Revolution the family had to leave Persia, and…
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THE RIVER STYX

Posted by & filed under Cerberus, Charon, Dante, Death, greek mythology, Hades, meaning of life, Myth, River Styx, Tartarus, Virgil.

TweetShare After death, according to Greek Mythology, souls descend down a cavernous path where the River Acheron, the river of woe, flows into the River Styx, the river of lamentation. The souls are then ferried across the Styx by a somber boatman, Charon. But Charon must be paid, so the Greeks placed a coin in…
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