According to the teachings of the Church, the particular judgement of souls by God is preceded by their torments to rather, a series of tests; these take place in the regions of the air, where the evil spirits have their domain (Ephesians 6:12). We know about these torments in great detail because they were revealed to Gregory, the disciple of the holy monk St Basil the New, who lived in the first half of the Tenth century. Gregory, in his vision learned about the hour of death and the passing through torments of a woman known as the blessed Theodora. When Gregory asked her to tell him about her passing away and about the circumstances that attended her death, the following 20 tests were revealed.....
Author: Archimandrite Panteleimon