“It is indeed a hopeless picture to see someone mourning over the loss of a loved one, missing them deeply, with a profound sense that there is no way they can effectively convey their love to them now, after they have passed from this earthly life.  It is sad enough to see secular people and unbelievers take refuge in replaying old music, old stories, and old photographs: when Orthodox Christians become stuck in such a rut, it misses the great hope in the resurrection that is the foundation of our faith in Christ.”

(Fr Geoffry, All Saints Parish in Canada, article on the departed)