August 14, 2017 Length: 17:33
Why do we ask the Theotokos and Saints to help us? The answer is very simple, very human. We go to those we trust in this life, and because of the resurrection, those in the next life are able to help us too. God has always required his people to help each other. The temporary death of the flesh does not change this. Any supposedly Christian faith which ignores its dead is a sterile and lifeless faith.