Fr. Josiah Trenham
A review of the far reaching subjects associated with the remembrance of death, aging, burial and praying for the reposed that is both spiritually edifying and practical. The lectures are devoted to the remembrance of death, the significance of aging, the meaning of the funeral service and burial, the tradition of Christian cemeteries and memorial customs, and the ancient and universal practice of praying for the repose of the departed. Besides examining these much-neglected topics, Father Josiah provides two step-by-step guides: one guide elucidating the steps a family ought take from the time of a beloved one's repose until burial. Father also posits additional guidance elucidating the steps a family can take to express love for and to assist the soul of a departed loved one in the forty days immediately following his or her repose.
Lecture 1: The Remembrance of Death
Lecture 2: A Christian Approach to Aging
Lecture 3: Dying Well - Spiritual Essentials and Practicals for the Family
Lecture 4: The Funeral Service
Lecture 5: Christian Burial, Graves and Cemeteries
Lecture 6: Praying for the Departed
Lecture 7: Loving the Departed Forever- Memorials, Soul Saturdays, and Almsgiving for the Dead
PDF: Steps to Be Taken Upon the Death of a Loved One
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.