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

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 contrast between death and resurrection as the funeral. This thematology of opposites, however, and their related sub-themes (e.g. despair and hope, darkness...

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An Orthodox Christian Ending and Burial

An Orthodox Christian Ending and Burial

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl100414wv.mp3 Listen Now. What happens to your body when you die? Serving the human person at the ending and the beginning of life, this episode, “Come Receive the Light” is worth a listen.Deacon Mark Barna was always uncomfortable with the idea of being embalmed, and this led him to learn...

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La Muerte y El Funeral, Parte 2

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 de la muerte y el servicio funerario de la Iglesia Ortodoxa — hablan de las lecturas litúrgicas y el servicio mismo del funeral. El...

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La Muerte y El Funeral

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 muerte y el servicio funerario de la Iglesia Ortodoxa — ¿Qué es la muerte para nosotros, y qué nos enseña un funeral ortodoxo?...

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