Catholic and Orthodox doctrine about Heaven and Hell

Answering questions, Part 3

“Those who did good will come forth to life; and those who did evil will come forth to judgement.” (Jn 5,29)

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One of our listeners from China asked what would be the difference between Catholic and Orthodox doctrine with respect to heaven and hell.

First of all, it should be noted that in the Orthodox Church, to my knowledge, there is no binding catechism for all believers. The Orthodox Church consists – as is well known – as different national churches, so that there may be slight differences within Orthodoxy in the answer to this question, but they will hardly be significant. Read More