A Christian Ending


"A Christian ending to our lives, painless, blameless, and peaceful; and a good defense before the dread judgement seat of Christ, let us ask of the Lord." 

Dn. Mark and Mat. Elizabeth Barna, members of Holy Ascension, are authors of the book A Christian Ending; A handbook for burial in the ancient Christian tradition.  Their knowledge of preparing a body for burial in the most natural form has been invaluable to this parish and many others across the Unites States.  This book provides details on how to prepare a body for burial, perform a vigil and funeral as well as highlights the fallacies of the American funeral industry.  Whether you are a Christian or not, there is a great deal to take-away from this book, especially understanding the alternatives to modern, excessive and expensive funeral practices.  There is a natural form of burial that returns to the ancient practices of burial before the invention of chemical embalming.  If you are interesting in learning more please visit the website here.