Death and the Mystery of the Funeral

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

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

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

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

e.       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

f.         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

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

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

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

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

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

https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/hopko_lectures/the_death_of_christ_and_our_death_in_him

https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/hopko_lectures/the_death_of_jesus

https://www.ancientfaith.com/specials/hopko_lectures/our_death_in_him

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

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

n.       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