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#1 Angie

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:22 AM

According to our orthodox faith do we stay the same age when we die?

 

Also what about babies, to they stay the same age?

 

I tried searching but couldn't find the answer according to our faith and also which spiritual father would explain this.

 

Thanks

 

 



#2 Olga

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:27 AM

In icons, which depict heavenly realities, the saints are shown at the age they reached during their earthly life.



#3 Angie

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:37 PM

Thanks Olga.

 

That's a good point.  So does that mean that we stay the same age?

 

What about babies?

 

I am trying to explain this to children year 3-6.



#4 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 11:03 PM

We cannot be sure but we can infer from Isaiah 35:5-6 and 1 Cor 13:10-12 that those in heaven after the Resurrection will be perfect so that the old will not be old in the sense of having degenerated and babies will not be as we know them. No one will bear the marks of any deformity or disease.


Edited by Andreas Moran, 18 June 2014 - 11:04 PM.


#5 Ben Johnson

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:14 AM

I doubt if age will be relevant in the new life.  One 1,000 years old will look as healthy as one 25 years old.



#6 Kosta

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 07:23 AM

Angie do you mean in the resurrection?

 

When we die, its our soul that ascends to heaven. There is no age/time effects on the soul.  Some Fathers spoke how the soul can be darkened by sin or be illumined brightly.

 

The only effects earthly age has on the soul is on man's intellect and reason which pertains to the nous






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