Posts about afterlife

The Sounding

Ancient Christianity Confronts Death and Halloween

I remember well walking the streets of our cozy steel-mill suburb of Pittsburgh with our two- and four-year-old sons in a wagon, flanked by our neighbors…

Oct 18, 2014
The Sounding

Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Part 3, Final

This is the third article in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 and Part 2 here. The Rite of Anointing the Dead Another vital modification to the rite is the…

Oct 10, 2014
The Sounding

Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Part 2

This is the second article in a 3-part series. Read Part 1 here. SEEKING OUT VIABLE SOLUTIONS In the modern funeral service, the canon for the dead is…

Oct 10, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Talking to God and to Children about Death

Do you think of death as static? Are you frozen forever in the spiritual state in which you died?  In the Orthodox faith, we pray for those who have already…

Oct 10, 2014
Sacraments and Rituals

The Burial of the Dead

One of my favourite theologians of the early 20th century is Virginia Cary Hudson. Virginia was a little girl of ten years old in the southern United States…

Oct 07, 2014
The Sounding

What Happens When We Die?

There are many different answers to the question “What happens when we die?” Your doctor can describe in detail the physiological process of dying….

Sep 11, 2014
The Sounding

What Happens to the Soul After Death?

I suppose that among us mere mortals the only person who could give first-hand testimony to the question, “What happens to the soul after death?” was…

Jul 22, 2014
Understanding the Nicene Creed

I look for the Resurrection of the Dead, and the Life of the Age to Come

The last part of the third main section of the present Creed says, “I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the age to come.”  Though…

Jul 15, 2014
The Sounding

Of Angels and Demons

We Orthodox confess that we are amphibians—that is, that we are part animal, part angelic, that we simultaneously inhabit both the visible and the invisible…

Jun 19, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Εγώ ειμί η Ανάστασις και η Ζωή

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης με αφορμή την ανάσταση του Λαζάρου εστιάζει το ενδιαφέρον της…

Apr 13, 2014