Meletius Answers Question

Mar-02-2012

Dear Thirumeni,
I am trying to understand the orthodox teachings on two
matters
1. In the west Syriac rite for burial service,before the oil is poured
the following prayer is recited "O Lord God, by Whose Godhead's command
and Lordship's authority this Your servant N. has departed from this
temporal life, send unto him from above the succor of Your angelic
hosts, and by means of this oil which is to be poured on his body,
grant that he may become slippery and unrestrainable by the adverse

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