A Christian Ending: A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

A Christian Ending: A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition

Provides a description of pre-20th century burial practices by Orthodox Christian communities, in many countries, including preparation of the body for burial, how a vigil is held, as well as common prayers and readings in the funeral rites....

Title:A Christian Ending: A Handbook for Burial in the Ancient Christian Tradition
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780971413962
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  • Debbi

    I realize this book may not appeal to a large audience, but I encourage you not to disregard it out of hand. "A Christian Ending" is split into 2 parts and I believe the first section is of great valu...

  • Joel Thomas

    A Christian ending discusses why and how to prepare for a more traditional/ancient Christian approach to "end of life" issues rather than the American consumerist (and much more expensive) approach, p...

  • Allison

    A very practical how-to guide for preparation of the body and burial in the ancient Christian tradition. Lots of good ideas on how to set up a team at church in order to serve the community in this wa...

  • Dcn Peter Markevich

    The first part, on the need for the reexamination and reclamation of Christian burial, makes an important argument but suffers from lack of a good editor. I had the impression I was reading a solid dr...

  • Kalistrat Oikumena

    This is an excellent book on the Christian tradition of burial. As a matter of fact, this is a book about the way burial has been handled by people for thousands of years and is still handled by most ...

  • Alex of Yoe

    Run, do not walk, and buy this book. Seriously. This is an absolute must-read for any American Christian who's going to die one day (aka all of us). It goes through the history of burial and cremation...

  • w gall

    No stone has been left unturned in addressing the needs of a deceased fellow parishioner and their families in terms of preparations (physical and spiritual) of the body, the burial, and the aftermath...

  • Richard

    This is a fascinating book, incredibly eye opening. The husband-wife authors discuss Christian burial traditions from centuries ago, which are still performed in other parts of the world today. They a...

  • Volkert

    For those of use who have grown up in the West, we have lost touch with how the ancient Christians dealt with death. This book goes a very long way to introducing the reader to a more ancient Christia...

  • William Work

    If you are an Eastern Orthodox Christian, this book is very enlightening. ...