Facing deathThe Christian faith holds that the last out-breath at the moment of physical death is not the end, but the gateway to the fullness of eternal life. The death and resurrection of Jesus is the key to what we hope for. Christ, though fully in control, freely chose to surrender his life for our sakes.

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A single breath cycle can be a symbol for an entire human life. In fact, that is exactly how the Bible describes our life: “O Lord, what are human beings that you regard them, or mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a passing shadow” (Psalm 144.3 - 4)



death and resurrectionThe following meditation on death and resurrection can help you cope with the fear of death – by looking at death in a concrete way. It is based on the text of Saint Paul: "Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus, were baptized into his death? Therefore, we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life”. (Romans 6.3 ‑ 4)

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The Last Prayer of Jesus


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