The saints in heaven are noted in the following Scripture passages:

Hebrews 12:22-24. In these verses the author of Hebrews writes of the “spirits of the righteous made perfect”. This is an apt definition of the saints who are in heaven.

Revelation 4:10, 5:8, 6:9-11. In these verses we read that the saints in heaven worship God and offer prayers for those on earth.

There are also many references to the living saints in both the Old and New Testaments:

Psalm 34:9. The Psalmist calls those who sincerely follow the Lord, the “saints”.

Philippians 1:1, II Corinthians 1:1, Romans 1:7 and Colossians 1:2. In these passages Paul addresses his letters to the faithful and the “saints”.

Acts 9:32. Peter travels to Lydda where he meets the “saints”.

"Our Lady of the Southern Cross - Help of Christians" used with permission of the painter, Paul Newton

Rev. Dr Paul Connell, 8 November 2021

Bishop Shane Mackinlay, Bishop of Sandhurst, 8 November 2021

8 November 2021

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