One body27 June 2019
Through prayers and acts of charity for the departed, Christians demonstrate the relationship between this world and the world to come.
The Church in this world and the Church in the next is one and the same – one body, one being- just as the roots of a tree, below ground, constitute a single organism with the trunk and the branches above ground.
From this it’s obvious that we who make up the earthly Church can be given help by the saints and the righteous in the heavenly Church, in the same way as departed sinners in the next world can receive help from us here on earth.
» Saint Nicholas Velimirovich