Resources

"A Christian Ending to Our Lives" Lecture Series

Below are recordings from the various lectures (entitled "A Christian Ending") on the subject of Death according to the Orthodox Church. Originally delivered at St. Herman Church in the Fall of 2014.

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  1. "Why Do We Fear Death?" - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Subdeacon John (Lee) Martin

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  3. Hospice Care - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Justina Prima

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  5. Orthodox Anthropology or "Who are we and how did we get into this mess?" - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by John Layton

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  7. The Funeral Service - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by VRev. Fr. John Armstrong, Rector

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  9. Orthodox Burials - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Subdeacon John (Lee) Martin

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  11. Death from a Physician’s Perspective - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Dr. Brown

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  13. Legal Considerations - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Subdeacon Paul Farley

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  15. Prayers for the Dead - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by Deacon John Manutes

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  17. Memorials and Almsgiving - Download or Listen Below

    Presented by VRev. Fr. John Armstrong, Rector

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Useful Catechetical Resources for Family Use

Catechism

A simple question and answer catechism for children to learn the basics of the Orthodox Christian Faith.

An online catechism for adults used in our Intro to Orthodoxy classes.

"The Longer Catechism of the Orthodox, Catholic, Eastern Church," written by St. Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow (1782-1867).


The Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

Israel's daily confession of the one Lord and the greatest commandment to love Him and to impart His teachings to our children called The Shema from the first word of this text in Hebrew, "Hear [Shema], O Israel..."


Family Prayers

A selection of Orthodox prayers to pray as a family.


Exaltation (or Elevation) of the Cross

A ready-to-use family brochure about the 2nd of the 12 Great Feasts, The Exaltation of the Cross, which Orthodox Christians celebrate every year on September 14.


Presentation of the Theotokos

A ready-to-use family brochure about the 3rd of the 12 Great Feasts,The Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple, which Orthodox Christians celebrate every year on November 21.


Papers by Father John: