Archive for January 21st, 2012


The epitaph I have seen more than any other in cemeteries across Ohio and Pennsylvania is this: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.” It is a quote from the Biblical book of Revelations, and the entire verse, at least in the American Standard Version is:

And I heard the voice from heaven saying, Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; for their works follow with them.

It is a verse of hope and consolation, reassuring loved ones that sincere Christians who died had passed to peace and rest with God.


Armstrong and Lyon

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