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Offline Schultz

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Kontakion for Dionysius the Aeropagite
« on: October 03, 2007, 12:19:20 PM »
The Kontakion for today (New Calendar) reads as follows:

When in spirit thou didst pass through the heavenly gates as a disciple of him who attained to the third heaven,/ thou wast enriched with ineffable knowledge and didst enlighten those in darkness of ignorance./ Therefore we cry: Rejoice, O Father Dionysius.


what's the meaning of "the third heaven"?
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Re: Kontakion for Dionysius the Aeropagite
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 12:59:51 PM »
That would be a reference to St. Paul's being caught up to the third heaven. 2 Corinthians 12:2-4

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Re: Kontakion for Dionysius the Aeropagite
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 01:21:53 PM »
aha!  d'oh!  For some reason I totally blanked that St. Dionysius was a disciple of St. Paul. 

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