Tag: Death

  • What You Should Realize When Your Dog Dies Young

    On Monday, our dog Peluche started acting strange, became lethargic, got glassy eyes, layed down, and died. He was a small dog, and only 10 years old, which means for a small dog, he was probably too young to die. My first dog, by comparison, lived to be 17 years old, which is ancient by […]

  • Reflection on Funerals and Cremation

    Recently, I traveled to my birthplace of Toledo, Ohio, to attend the funeral of my grandmother, Jane Marcy Cole. She died at the age of 88 on Monday, March 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband Ralph, three daughters, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous extended family. One thing that worried me was that […]

  • On the Aerial Demons Encountered at Death (from the Evergetinos)

    Hypothesis X The soul, after its departure from the body, undergoes testing in the air by evil spirits which encounter it and attempt to impede its ascent. A. From the Life of St. Anthony the Great 1. St. Anthony the Great was once preparing to eat at his normal time; according to custom, he stood […]

  • References to the Toll Houses in the Canon of the Parting of the Soul from the Body

    Here are just a few of the many references to the Toll Houses which are found in the Canon of the Parting of the Soul from the Body found in the Great Book of Needs(these are from the St. Tikhon’s edition). “Noetic roaring lions have surrounded me, seeking to carry me away and bitterly torment me. […]

  • Keeping the End in Mind

    Dear Friends in Christ, Last Friday, there was a rare “Derecho” storm which pounded the East Coast, knocking out power in the DC area, parts of North Carolina, and places even further away. I had been working in the Northern Virginia area for my secular profession and left the Falls Church area around 8:00 pm […]