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Death is nothing -- and everything

By Rabbi Marc Gellman, Tribune Content Agency on

I want to thank all of you, dear readers, who took the time and the effort to send me condolences on the passing of my mom Rosalie. You did what any community of faith or friendship can do at its best; you convinced me that I am not alone in my grief.

Reader M told me of how her first great grandchild was born on the day my mom died. Reader T sent me the Carmelite prayer that is an adaptation by the monks of an Anglican prayer offered in a 1910 sermon by Henry Scott-Holland (1847-1918), a priest at St. Paul's Cathedral of London. The sermon, titled, "Death the King of Terrors" was preached while the body of King Edward VII was lying in state at Westminster.

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Death is Nothing at All

By Henry Scott-Holland

"Death is nothing at all.

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It does not count.

I have only slipped away into the next room.

Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.

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