This is a sermon on the reasons for praying for the departed in preparation for the Great Fast of Lent.
This sermon is another lesson in Orthodox Christian Spirituality using the readings of the Malankara-Syrian Orthodox lectionary for the Sunday of all Departed, focusing on 2 Maccabees 12:38-45, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 and James 3:1-12.
This sermon lesson given on Sunday, February 15, 2009 by Fr John Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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