None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
The death of a Christian affects not only the immediate family, but also the whole Church, since we are all in communion with one another in the Mystical Body of Christ.
The Memorial Service of the Byzantine Churches is a simple service, but one that is profound in its recollection and spirituality.
The end of our life on earth is nothing more than a step into the joy of eternal life, which is that abundant life which God has prepared for His beloved children who have believed in Him.
Christ has overcome death, and – as Christians – we are heirs of this victory.
During the Memorial Service there are prayers and intercessions which emphasize the love of God the Father, who is infinitely more powerful than death. Joined together, as the Church, we pray that the Lord “would grant rest to the soul of His departed servant in a place of peace, light and tranquility, where there is no grief nor sighing, but life, and life in abundance.”
Memorial Services are usually celebrated on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM (it is important to remember that this is not a funeral service)
The church provides the books to participate in the service and prepares memorial holy cards with the image of St. Jude.
The donation is $300.