Grant rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy departed servants who are fallen asleep!
Orthodox Christians have an enduring reverence for those who have fallen asleep in the Lord before us. We visit the sites of our loved ones, pray for them on the anniversary of their repose and are unabashed about asking their prayers for us.
We see very clearly in the Scriptures that the departed are not dead, but alive in Jesus Christ. Examples of this include the appearance of Moses and Elijah at the time of Jesus Christ's Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-9) and the saints' offering of incense before God's throne (Rev. 5:8; 8:3-4).
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