God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

God’s Image and Likeness in Death and in Art

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl040216wv.mp3 In this episode of Come Receive the Light we have two interviews. First, Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Timothy G. Patitsas, Assistant Professor of Ethics at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology about the Orthodox understanding of death and the proper way to lay a body to rest...

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

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 will think we’re strange. What else do you want?” For a few years now, I have asked my family to give me a custom-made “coffin table,” a coffee table with a hinged lid...

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

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. – Ancient Christian Petition I think I’ve always been comfortable talking about death. It wasn’t the kind of thing my parents whispered about...

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A Christian Ending

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 about natural burial. As an Orthodox Christian, with Orthodox beliefs about the human body, he was especially interested in finding a...

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