The tempests of life have passed, earthly sufferings are ended, the enemies with their malice are powerless; but love is strong, delivering from eternal darkness and saving all, for whom with boldness it raises a song to Thee: Alleluia!

Let us pray with tears while the memory of the one who has fallen asleep is painfully fresh. Let us remember her name day and night, giving alms, feeding the hungry, and crying from the depths of our souls: Alleluia!

— From the Akathist to Jesus Christ for a Loved One who has Fallen Asleep

 

 

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