In year 998, the catholic church began dedicating the month of November, to the memory of our beloved dead. the church wanted to separate the authentic Christian devotions to our deceased from the pagan traditions celebrating death. such pagan traditions are still very much alive within our Christian world today. to bring back the sweet memory of our departed brothers and sisters, our streets are filled with dead corps, skulls and carcasses. thus, the church never truly succeeded with so many in her endeavors to proclaim the true meaning of death.
Saint Paul reveals it in his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15. May we read with great devotion the meaning of death as sees from God Himself:
“15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that he has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 15:13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither has Christ been raised. 15:14 If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith also is in vain. 15:15 Yes, we are found false witnesses of God, because we testified about God that he raised up Christ, whom he didn’t raise up, if it is so that the dead are not raised. 15:16 For if the dead aren’t raised, neither has Christ been raised. 15:17 If Christ has not been raised, your faith is vain; you are still in your sins. 15:18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 15:19 If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.
15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep. 15:21 For since death came by man, the resurrection of the dead also came by man. 15:22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. 15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s, at his coming. 15:24 Then the end comes, when he will deliver up the Kingdom to God, even the Father; when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power. 15:25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 15:26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death. 15:27 For, “He put all things in subjection under his feet.”* But when he says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is evident that he is excepted who subjected all things to him. 15:28 When all things have been subjected to him, then the Son will also himself be subjected to him who subjected all things to him, that God may be all in all. 15:29 Or else what will they do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead aren’t raised at all, why then are they baptized for the dead? 15:30 Why do we also stand in jeopardy every hour? 15:31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. 15:32 If I fought with animals at Ephesus for human purposes, what does it profit me? If the dead are not raised, then “let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.”* 15:33 Don’t be deceived! “Evil companionships corrupt good morals.” 15:34 Wake up righteously, and don’t sin, for some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame. 15:35
MAY WE OFFER PRAYERS AND ESPECIALLY THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS ON THE CROSS IN THE HOLY MASS FOR OUR DECEASED DURING NOVEMBER. The Professor.