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In seventh heaven

刊登日期: 2019.10.25
作者: Grace Tse  

While many of you are excited to have fun on Halloween(萬聖節)on the 31st of October, few of you know much about All Saints' Day(諸聖節)and All Souls' Day (追思已亡節)held respectively on 1st and 2nd of November. 

Traditionally, Christians come together to ask for God's blessing to protect them from evil on Halloween, to remind themselves to live as saints on All Saints' Day, and to offer prayers to the souls of the deceased in purgatory so that they can go to heaven. What does heaven actually look like? 

Different religions have different theories about heaven. Judaism(猶太教) and Islam(伊斯蘭教)describe that there are seven levels of heaven, and the highest one is the place of ultimate joy where God and the most exalted angels live. For example, this holy place,“seventh heaven”(七重天), was mentioned in the book entitled “The Jewish Synagogue”in 1658. 

This same is to put them in remembrance of the seventh heaven, into which the Lord ascended from Mount Sinai. 

Since the 18th century, the expression “seventh heaven”has been used figuratively by religious and non-religious people to refer to a state of supreme bliss. An example is found in a novel entitled“The Young Philosopher”written by Charlotte Smith, a British writer, in 1798. 

She had been amazed,......carried to the seventh heaven by his eloquence. 

Nowadays, this is mainly used in the phrase “in seventh heaven”to mean extremely happy. 

Since he was offered a place by this prestigious school, he has been in seventh heaven(欣喜若狂;極其幸福). 


 
Glossary 
Blessing 
賜福
Souls 
靈魂
Deceased 
死者
Purgatory 
煉獄
Exalted 
最受尊崇
Religious 
信奉宗教的
State 
狀態
Bliss 
幸福

 

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