14. Death and the Mystery of the Funeral


  1. Life after Death, Fr. Evagoras, p. 91-97

  2. What we believe about Eschatology and Life After Death, Fr. Coniaris, p 138-162

  3. What we believe about Prayers for the dead, Fr. Coniaris, p 241-247

  4. The Living and the Dead + The Last Things, The Orthodox Church, Timothy Ware, p.254-263

  5. Sickness, Suffering and Death – The Orthodox Faith, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Vol. 4 (green), Chapter 7, p.175-188. Also available at https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/spirituality/sickness-suffering-and-death/sickness

  6. The Kingdom of Heaven – The Orthodox Faith, Fr. Thomas Hopko, Vol. 4 (green), Chapter 8, p.189-199. Also available at https://oca.org/orthodoxy/the-orthodox-faith/spirituality/the-kingdom-of-heaven

  7. The Second Coming of Christ, OSB p. 505

  8. Funeral Service selection: Idiomela, readings and prayer (handout)

  9. First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:13-17.

  10. Gospel of John 5:24-30 OSB_NT.


  1. Podcast: God and Death, Fr. Thomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/god_and_death

  2. Podcast: The Descent of Jesus into Hades, Fr. Thomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko/the_descent_of_jesus_into_hades

  3. Podcast: Toll Houses - After Death reality or Heresy, Kevin Allen interview with Fr. Tomas Hopko, http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/illuminedheart/toll_houses_after_death_reality_or_heresy

  4. Lecture in 3 parts, Fr. Thomas Hopko:





  1. Death and the Funeral