Principal teachings of Orthodox Christianity concerning the properties of the soul after death are presented in a clear concise manner, as taught by Church. This Sacrifice alone has the power of saving the soul from eternal death, for it . From Fr. Seraphim Rose, The Soul After Death (Platina, CA: St. Herman of. Fr. Seraphim Rose. The Soul after Death. Contemporary “After-Death” experiences in the Light of the Orthodox Teaching. What happens to the soul when it.

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Armed thus with a knowledge both of Orthodox theology and of secular knowledge, he devoted his life to the defense of authentic Orthodoxy and to an exposure of the modern hte from it.

The Soul After Death by Seraphim Rose

Get ready- death is stalking all of us. In a sense, one might say that the prayer of the Church or of individual Christians for a dead person is but another result of that person’s life: But the forty-day memorial must he begun immediately after death, when the soul is especially in need of help in prayer, and therefore one should begin commemoration in the nearest place where there are daily services.

I even learned about them in high school. And now we will be able to see our sins and shortcomings not by our own earthly, subjective standards, but by God’s standards–or at least, by the standards that are as close as humans can get to God’s standards. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. She proposed the five stages as a therapeutic scheme for helping dying people and their families come to terms with the inevitable.

That said, for members of the Orthodox Church who need a serious wake-up call for their spiritual life, I think this book may be very valuable.

This is one of my favorite, I read it twice already, and I recommend it ssraphim all believers. But the soul senses the prayers offered for it and is grateful to those whe make them and is spiritually close to them. I looked away in order not to see their horrible faces rosf hear their voices, but I could not get away from them. We read, in all things; that your whole spirit, and soul, and body, may be preserved blameless in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Let nothing sseraphim thee to pay thy vow in due time, and defer not until death to be justified Sirach It is said, For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain Philip.

Our chief aim in this book has been to present as detailed a contrast as necessary to point out the full difference that exists between the Orthodox teaching and the experience of Orthodox saints on the one hand, and the occult teaching and modern experiences on the other.

If serpahim eyes of our understanding were opened, one would probably see the air filled with demons, the enemies of Christ. That is how I looked at my body, from which I had been freed, and was very amazed at it.

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Apr 07, Abouna Samaan rated it really liked it. For those within ROC ORit would seem that the teaching should at least be respectfully acknowledged, if not blindly followed. On the third to the ninth day the soul is taken to worship God and see the beauty of Paradise. Contact with Fallen Spirits. It would have been more convincing had Rose himself skipped Briachniov’s quotations and gone straight to the patristic sources. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

The accusations of the “demons” are real, and afflict our conscience and hearts. And before she gave her most holy soul into the all holy hands of Christ, the Mother of God prayed to Him, saying: When the hour came for her Dormition, her Son and God came down to her together with a multitude of angels and righteous spirits.

Seraphim Rose deals with a controversial topic for which he was excoriated in certain Orthodox circles, but on the whole, the work is thought-provoking and beneficial so long as one approaches the subject matter with humility and deference. Nevertheless, although the soul itself may want and desire in the afterlife to totally change itself and begin a new life that would be completely different from its life on earth, it could not do this.

Theodosius’ own Book of Commemoration was found in the monastery where he had once been abbot, which confirmed these names and corroborated the vision.

Fred rated it really liked it May 08, As for content, I did not find it harrowing or non-patristic. It has been said, And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and safety, whereas we have lived wickedly? But still it raises a good question: In the Gospel of Luke there is a parable about the foolish rich man who thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?


I also happened to be reading the flawed biography of Fr. Excellent reading for the religious minded, and excellent explanations regarding my personal paranormal experiences. Death for the religious man is the final penance he receives in this earthly life from God, and the faithful are called to steadfastly and courageously accept it as from the hand of God Himself.

He had a scarf that he used to wipe his tears.

Seraphim presented the Orthodox Christian teaching on the afterlife as a contrast to the one that emerges from Kubler-Ross and the others, and a substantial part of his exposition is devoted to “the toll-houses. I’ve always wanted to get my hands on more of his writings.

Our earthly life is the most important and responsible time for precisely the work of our salvation. I guess some young folk will like it Justin It helps explain why we have Pannyhias when we do and the tollboths, which as I understood it, Fr. East Dane Designer Aeraphim Fashion. The Aerial Realm of Spirits.

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I turned around and saw my body lying breathless, insensate, and immobile, like someone who has removed his clothing and cast it aside and then looks at it. The holy apostles called upon the unbelieving and undetermined: Fr Rose includes the testimony of St Mark of Ephesus and other saints about the distinctive Orthodox vision of the afterlife that will likely surprise Orthodox and other Christians.

Yes, I believe in synergy and struggling for salvation, but the believer doesn’t leave the book with much hope. In discussing whether repentance is closed to the dead, St.

Fr. Seraphim Rose, The Soul after Death

And this is testimony from people of varying faiths, nationalities, gender, and age. Prayer for the Dead. Bishop of Nafpaktos Hierotheos Bousias M. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I suol the toll houses, then, as an examination–an inspection of our fruit, or works, to use biblical language–which will happen after death.