A deceased person, from the moment of whose death no more than 40 days have passed, is considered to be newly reposed. It is believed that for the first 2 days the soul of the deceased is on the earth and only on the third day is transferred to heaven, where it will be up to 40 days.
Orthodox prayers for the deceased person help his soul to go through all the air ordeals, and contribute to the forgiveness of the accomplished earthly transgressions by the Lord.
Prayer for the newly reposed before 40 days
In the period of up to 40 days of prayer for the deceased person should be read, following certain rules. The fact is that from the day of death the Lord calls his servant to himself and from that moment begins a difficult and thorny path to determine the place for the soul of the deceased.
The text of the prayer, read over the body of the deceased up to 3 days
The third day after the death of a man is called a trine. On this day, the soul of the rest goes to heaven.
Therefore, it is very important to offer prayers over the body all three days and after the funeral, so that the soul does not suffer, but receive temporary peace.
Immediately after death, a special rite of ablution and vestments of the deceased is performed.
After him, close people can read a prayer-appeal to the Guardian Angel over the body of the deceased.
It sounds like this:
Prayer for the rest after the funeral
The prayer for the peace immediately after the funeral is very important, because it is at this moment that the support of the close people living is very important for the soul. In no case should one carelessly treat dead people, since in this case the Lord will appreciate such an attitude and will not indulge the soul of the deceased at the Last Judgment.
It is believed that after the funeral it is best to read a special prayer in the temple. This is the strongest prayer.
With its help, you can beg forgiveness for many sins of the deceased person, which he committed during his lifetime.
The text of the prayer after the funeral is:
Prayer on day 9 after death
From the third to the ninth day in heaven, the heavenly souls show the soul of the departed. After that, she will have to wander through hell, experiencing various ordeals.
In order to support the soul of the deceased before the expected trials, it is recommended that a commemoration be held on that day.
The prayer, which is read on day 9 after death, is as follows:
Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the newly-reposed
A very strong prayer for the newly-reposed is an appeal to the Most Holy Theotokos. During her lifetime, the Most Pure Virgin Mary experienced a lot of grief associated with the loss of loved ones.
Therefore, her prayers are always soothing, but most importantly, such appeals are necessarily taken into account by the Lord when the Court is judged.
Prayer for the rest of the soul of the newly-reposed
Up to 40 days, prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the newly-reposed sounds as follows:
Prayer for the newly departed after 40 days
After 40 days to pray for the repose of the departed, referring to the Most Holy Theotokos, it is necessary on special days, as well as when an inner need arises. For this, it is not necessary to attend.
You can offer a prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary at home in front of her image.
The prayer sounds like this:
What prayers are used to read about the departed and why it is needed
According to the canons of the Orthodox faith, dead people, if prayers are offered for them for the repose of the soul, are relieved and sometimes liberated from God’s after-grave punishments for the transgressions committed during the earthly life.
St. John speaks about this in his Life after Death.
It sounds like this:
The commemoration of the newly-departed must necessarily be held on 3.9 and 40 days. Wherein:
- On the 3rd day after death, the memorial prayers are recited in honor of the three-day Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the image of the Most Holy Trinity.
- On the 9th day after death, prayers are made in honor of the nine angelic officials who are servants of the King of Heaven and who petitioned for the pardon of the deceased.
- On the 40th day, according to the legend of the apostles, the reason for prayers is the forty-day cry of the Israelites about the death of Moses.
After 40 days, the liturgy is especially strong at the Liturgy, which are performed by priests to commemorate the dead by believers. Special notes are given. It should be understood that a certain fixed number of prayers guaranteeing souls from entering paradise does not exist. The living cannot know anything about God’s judgment.
Therefore, in every possible case, you should submit a note in the temple before the Liturgy.
In addition, memorial prayers are important for the living, since it is only with their help that one can quench the grief of separation from a deceased person.
During prayer appeals comes the understanding that Christianity does not connect life with the end of everything. It is a transitional stage, which is intended by God to pass to any person.
Death from the point of view of Christianity is a transition to another, more perfect standard of living. The soul is immortal, therefore all who live need to take it to another world not with tears, but with prayer for the rest of the soul. And after her fate is resolved at God’s Judgment, it is necessary to support her by periodically reading prayers for the rest in certain days set by the Church.
At this time, memorial services are read — public worship.