All Souls Day: Why We Pray for the Dead 5

“Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.”

Death is a mystery to us, the great unknown.

Yet Christian language has a very positive, hope-filled language towards the mystery of death, as we pray in the Collect today at Mass:

“Listen kindly to our prayers, O Lord, and, as our faith in your Son, raised from the dead, is deepened, so may our hope of resurrection for your departed servants also find new strength.” More…