April 17, 2017 Length: 18:05
After the Vespers for the taking down of Christ from the Cross, a homily is preached in front of the tomb, before the plastinitsa (a cloth icon of Christ, lying in repose after being taken off the cross). Tombs are places for dead things, and his disciples were absolutely sure He was dead, but Christ was very much alive. So it is with things in our life. Some appear to be dead - but God is working to make them appear fully alive. This only occurs for those who encounter Christ and change.