How Our Departed Ones Live

How Our Departed Ones Live

The Experience of the Orthodox Church

By Monk Mitrophan
Translated by John Shaw
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Format
Paperback, 395 pages
Published
1 Nov 2015
ISBN
9780884654018
Status
Active
Dimensions
9 in x 6 in
Edition
2
Format
EPUB, 395 pages
Published
1 Nov 2015
ISBN
9780884654025
Status
Active
Format
Kindle, 395 pages
Published
1 Nov 2015
ISBN
9780884654032
Status
Active
Imprint
Printshop of St Job of Pochaev
Publisher
Holy Trinity Publications
Language
English

— About the Book —

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Conqueror of death, and, consequently, of the death of our departed ones. Let us say to them in Him, not 'Farewell,' but 'Until we meet again, beloved spouse, good parents, dear brother or sister. Until we meet again!'
While many are now abandoning traditional religious practice, none the less, the reality of death and questions regarding the afterlife remain at the forefront of spiritual consciousness. How Our Departed Ones Live is the answer to those who seek the truth as expressed through the experience of the Orthodox Church. This comprehensive book discusses the source of death and mortality, the inner connection and mutual relationship between the living and the departed, intercession by the living for the departed, and life beyond the grave. It will comfort the grieving and inspire all Christians to strengthen their resolve as they seek first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness.

— Author Biography —

Monk Mitrophan was Russian Orthodox monk of the Konevsky Monastery on the Konevets island of Lake Ladoga.

 

John Robert Shaw is a liturgist, Slavist, and linguist. In 2008 he was tonsured a monk with the name Jerome and subsequently consecrated as Bishop of Manhattan by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

— Contents —

Foreword: The Story of the Rebirth of This Book

Translator's Preface

Introduction to the English Edition

 

FIRST PART

Death in Relation to Immortality: Concerning Death

 

SECOND PART

The Inner Connection and Mutual Relationship Between the Living and the Departed

 

THIRD PART

The Dogmatic Teaching of the Church Concerning Intercession by the Living for the Departed, and Requesting Forgiveness for the Sins of Certain Sinners

 

FOURTH PART

Life Beyond the Grave: Its Inner Connection with the Preceding Sections

 

Appendix 1 Reviews of the Original Russian Book

Appendix 2 Reviews of the French Language Edition

Acknowledgements