The fourth century liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom has the following prayer be read by the priest(s) prior to the reading of the Gospel, which precedes the sermon:
The Prayer of the Holy Gospel Priest (in a low voice): Shine in our hearts, O Master Who loves mankind, the pure light of Your divine knowledge, and open the eyes of our mind that we may ...
How do you know someone is in heaven?
The short answer is that it is impossible to know!
Generally speaking, we can not tell one way or another, unless God reveals this information to us in some form or another as He deems fit.
As a Catholic, we have a process of canonization to help determine is someone is in Heaven. The ultimate proof is that the Church ...
How do we know someone is in Heaven?
The Word of God tells us who is in Heaven.
In context to Ecclesiastes 12:7, we can presume the Spirit (הָר֣וּחַ) returns to Heaven: "And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God, Who gave it."
In context of Genesis 5:24, we can presume Enoch (cHenok, חֲנ֖וֹךְ) is in Heaven : &...