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Names of Heaven in the Bible

The bible is filled with references to Heaven, giving different names and expressions. The following are the names of heaven in the New Testament:

- Paradise Lk.23:43; 2 Cor.12:3; Rev.2:7... in 3 places
- The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2).
- The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10).
- The king of glory (Ps.24:7), Crown of Glory (I Pet.5:4)
- The place of Abraham, in the parable of the rich man and   Lazarus (Lk.16:19-31).
- Heaven is the dwelling place of God: Mt.5:16; 45; 6:1...   (Gen.19:24; Deut.10:14; 1K.22:19; Ps.11:4)
- Jesus came down from heaven: Jn.3:13; 31; 6:38;   1Cor.15:47
- Jesus ascended into heaven: Mk.16:19; Lk.24:50;   Jn.20:17; Act.1:3-9; Eph.4:10; 1Pet.3:22
- Jesus will return from heaven: Mt.10:23; 16:27; 19:28;   25:31; Act.1:11; 1Thess.4:13-18; 2Thess.1:7; 2 Pet.1:16;   Rev.1:7; 20:11; 22:20
- Heaven our home: Mt.5:12; 2Cor.5:1-5; Phil 3:20; Col 1:5;   1Pet 1:4
- Christ will take us to heaven: Mt 24:31; Jn.14:2-3;   1Thess.4:16-17; 2Thess.2:1
- Heaven intended for all mankind: 1Tim.2:4
- Not easy to attain: Prov.11:28; Mk.10:23-25; 1Cor.6:9;   1Pet.4:18
- We should strive to attain heaven: Col.3:1; Heb.13:14
- Our bodies must first be changed: 1Cor.15:50-51;   1Thess.4:13-17
- Degrees of happiness in heaven: Mt.20:21; Jn.14:1-3
- St. Paul taken to third heaven: 2Cor.12:2

Other names of Heaven in the New Testament:

• the kingdom of heaven (Matt.5:3)
• great reward (Matt.5:12)
• life (Matt.7:14)
• life everlasting (Matt.9:16)
• the kingdom of the Father (Matt.13:43)
• the joy of the Lord (Matt.25:21)
• eternal life (Matt.25:46)
• the kingdom (Matt.25:34)
• the kingdom of God (Mk.9:46)
• the kingdom of Christ (Luk.22:30)
• the house of the Father (Jn.14:2)
• incorrupt crown (I Cor.9:25)
• inheritance of Christ (Eph.1:18)
• crown of justice (2Tim.4:8)
• crown of life (James 1:12)
• the holy place (Hebr.9:12)
• eternal inheritance (Hebr.9:15)
• Mount Zion, the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem (Hebr.12:22)
• The new heaven, the new Jerusalem (Rev.21:1-2).
• The holy city of Jerusalem (Rev.21:10).
• the City (Rev.22:2-3)
• heaven and heavens: in dozens of places:
Mt.3:16, 5:12,18,34, 6:9, 11:23, 16:1,2,19, 19:21, 21:25, 28:18
Mar.1:0, 16:19, Luk.4:25, 9:54, 10:20, 12:33, 12:56, 15:7, 24:51, Jn.1:51, 3:13, 6:31,32
Acts 3:21, 4:12, 7:49,56, 22:6
2Cor. 5:1, 12:2, Eph.1:10, 3:15, 4:10, Phil.3:20, Col.1:16, 1Thes.1:10, 4:16, Heb.1:0,9:24, 10:34, 12:23,
Jam.5:12, 1Pet.1:4, 3:22, 2Pet.3:10,13, 1Jn.5:7, Rev.6:14, 12:7, 21:1-3

In the Old Testament:

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!" (Job 19:25).

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea". (Isaiah 11:6-9)

"And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it." (Isaiah 25:6-8)

"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended." (Isaiah 60:19)

"I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes." (Hosea 13:14)

Other quotations of Heaven in the Old Testament:

- Gen.1:1, 11:4, 28:12, - Ex.20:22, - Dt.10:14, 30:12
- 1K.8:27, - 2Chr.2:6, 6:18, - Nehem.9:6, - Job 15:15, 22:12,   22:14, 26:11, 37:18, 38:33
- Psalms 8:3, 11:14, 19:1, 33:6, 50:6, 73:25, 89:6,   102:19,25, 103:11, 104:2, 108:4, 115:6, 139:8, 146:6
- Is.34:4, 40:12,22, 51:6, 55:9, 64:1, 65:17, 66:1,22 -   Jer.10:2, 23:24, 31:37, Ez.32:7
 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

DECEMBER 1
ST. EDMUND CAMPION
St. Edmund lived in the sixteenth century. He was a very popular young English student who was a great speaker. 

DECEMBER 2
ST. BIBIANA
St. Bibiana's father Flavian had been prefect of the city of Rome in early Christian times. 

DECEMBER 3
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
St. Francis Xavier, the great missionary, was born at Xavier Castle in Spain in 1506.

DECEMBER 4
ST. JOHN DAMASCENE

St. John lived in the eighth century. He was born in the city of Damascus of a good Christian family

DECEMBER 5
ST. SABAS

St. Sabas, born in 439, is one of the most famous monks of Palestine.

DECEMBER 6
ST. NICHOLAS

St. Nicholas is the great patron of children and of Christmas giving.

DECEMBER 7
ST. AMBROSE

St. Ambrose was born around 340. He was the son of the Roman governor of Gaul.

DECEMBER 8
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY

Our first parents offended God by sinning seriously.

DECEMBER 9
BLESSED JUAN DIEGO

St. Juan Diego is well-known because the Mother of God appeared to him.

DECEMBER 10
ST. JOHN ROBERTS

St. John was born in Wales in 1577. Although he was not a Catholic, he was taught by an elderly priest.

DECEMBER 11
ST. DAMASUS I

ST. Damasus was born in Rome and lived in the fourth century-exciting times for the Church.

DECEMBER 12
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

We celebrate the event of Mary's appearances on Tepyac Hill in Mexico.

DECEMBER 13
ST. LUCY

St. Lucy, the beloved saint, lived in Syracuse, Sicily. She was born toward the end of the third century.

DECEMBER 14
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

St. John was born in Spain in 1542. He was the son of a weaver.

DECEMBER 15
ST. NINO

St. Nino was a Christian girl who lived in the fourth century.

DECEMBER 16
ST. ADELAIDE

St. Adelaide was born in 931. At the age of sixteen, this Burgundian princess was married to King Lothair.

DECEMBER 17
ST. OLYMPIAS

St. Olympias was born around the year 361. She belonged to a great family of Constantinople.

DECEMBER 18
ST. FLANNAN

St. Flannan lived around the seventh century. He was the son of an Irish chieftain named Turlough. Flannan was educated by the monks.

DECEMBER 19
BLESSED URBAN V

Blessed Urban's name before he became pope was William de Grimoard.

DECEMBER 20
ST. DOMINIC OF SILOS

St. Dominic, a Spanish shepherd boy, was born at the beginning of the eleventh century.

DECEMBER 21
ST. PETER CANISIUS

ST. Peter, a Dutch man, was born in 1521. His father wanted him to be a lawyer.

DECEMBER 22
ST. CHAEREMON AND ST. ISCHYRION AND OTHER MARTYRS

The third century was marked by Roman persecutions of the Church.

DECEMBER 23
ST. JOHN OF KANTY

St. John, the Polish saint, was born in 1390, the son of good country folk.

DECEMBER 23
ST. MARGUERITE D'YOUVILLE

St. Marguerite was born in Quebec, Canada, on October 15, 1701.

DECEMBER 24
ST. CHARBEL

St. Charbel was born Youssef Makhlouf on May 8, 1828, in a mountain village in Lebanon.

DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS, THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS

The time had come for the Son of God to become man for love of us.

DECEMBER 26
ST. STEPHEN

St. Stephen's name means crown. He was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.

DECEMBER 27
ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE

St. John was a fisherman in Galilee. He was called to be an apostle.

DECEMBER 28
THE HOLY INNOCENTS

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Wise Men came from the east to worship him.

DECEMBER 29
ST. THOMAS BECKET

St. Thomas Becket was born in 1118, in London, England.

DECEMBER 30
CST. ANYSIA

St. Anysia lived in Thessalonica toward the end of the second century.

DECEMBER 31
ST. SYLVESTER

St. Sylvester dates back to early Christian times, to the reign of Constantine.

 
ABOUT ARCHANGELS
SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


SAINT GABRIEL

St. Gabriel Prayer

SAINT RAPHAEL

St. Raphael Prayer
 
PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
www.HolyRelics.org

 
REFLECTIONS

“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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