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The Sounding

Memento Mori and Resurrected Life

Esophageal cancer killed Jerry, my father-in-law. Dying’s final indignity was when the hospice nurse informed him that he couldn’t wear his 501 Levi’s…

Nov 14, 2014
Orthodox News

Yahoo: Greek Orthodox Church Bans Religious Rites at Cremations

Orthodox Christianity does not support the cremation of human beings after they die. Because we believe that each person is created in the image of God,…

Nov 05, 2014
The Sounding

From Dust You Came… To Toxic Goo You Shall Return?

“Mom, what do you want for Mother’s Day?” “I would like a ‘coffin table’.” “That’s weird. People…

Oct 29, 2014
The Sounding

Review: A Christian Ending, A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

A Christian ending to our lives, painless, blameless and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgment seat of Christ, let us ask of the Lord….

Oct 27, 2014
Come Receive the Light

Making Orthodox Coffins

Listen today as Fr. Chris talks with Daniel Kowalcheck about making Orthodox coffins. When Daniel’s mother started losing her battle with cancer, he…

Oct 27, 2014
The Sounding

Are Orthodox Funerals Really Depressing? Resurrecting Positive Themes in the Rite for the Dead

THE ISSUE AT HAND Within the corpus of liturgical services in the Eastern Church, no one rite would be expected to draw as thoroughly and vividly the stark…

Oct 08, 2014
Come Receive the Light

A Christian Ending

What happens to your body when you die? Deacon Mark Barna was always uncomfortable with the idea of being embalmed, and this led him to learn all he could…

Oct 03, 2014
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten continuan su serie con la segunda parte acerca…

Oct 31, 2013
Vengan a Recibir la Luz

La Muerte y El Funeral

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten empiezan un serie de dos partes acerca de la…

Oct 10, 2013
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