The Mystery of Holy Unction –
As a result of humanity’s turning away from God and our ancestral sin, sickness, pain and suffering are an every day part of life. As Orthodox Christians we don’t see sickness and death as Divine retribution, or as God’s punishment for our evil. We see sickness and death as a direct result of the absence of God in the world due to our alienation and rejection of Him. We see death not as a punishment, but especially in the Light of Christ’s Resurrection, as the opportunity for salvation. This is where our life is restored to its fulness in our own resurrection. In God’s divine plan for us we see that through His Son He means for us to live. The only death that is eternal is spiritual death. From which there is no hope of salvation.
Please contact Fr. Nectarious Trevino to discuss.