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Dormition of the Mother of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
Dormition of the Mother of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
Dormition of the Mother of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

         

One of the most poignant hymns of the Byzantine Funeral Service comes at the very end.  While standing at the grave site, the full expression of our faith, hope and love is seen in this hymn.   Very simply it says that while we are returning the body to the earth, its original home, the person as the image of God has already been reclaimed by the Lord and is now dwelling with HIm in its original heavenly home.

                                             O gaping earth,                                                                                    

                                              Receive the body formed from you by the hand of God 

                                              Again returning to you as to its mother.

                                              What has been made in his image                                                                                                                                    

                                              The Creator has already reclaimed.

                                              O Earth, receive this body as your own.

 

                                                                                          

         

 

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        Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery remains committed to the ministry of burying the dead.               

In light of the events related  to the COVID-19 virus and for the health

and safety of all our employees,

families, and community members, the following procedures remain in effect:

   

   

 MASKS  are to be worn by all during Mausoleum Chapel Services.

 

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