Eternal life in Orthodoxy is revealed in the event of the Resurrection. It is God’s ancient covenant to provide salvation from sin and death, restoring paradise to his followers. Orthodoxy proclaims the resurrection of all life before judgment, and the beginning of the Age to Come when the Lord returns again.
In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of..