Bible Verses for Epitaphs and Grave Stones

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Verses on Epitaphs

Verses on Epitaphs

Jesus Christ put an end to the fear death by his own death and resurrection, He further curtailed the fear of unknown for all the believers, because now we know that where we are heading to and what will happen there.  It often become difficult  to select a verse for Epitaph, here are few verses from Holy Bible that can be written on the Grave.

  1. When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
  2. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16
  3. Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. Revelation 14:13
  4. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
  5. “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. John 11:25-26
  6. “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:1-2
  7. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8
  8. A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. Ecclesiastes 7:1
  9. “I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” – Psalms 23:4
  10. “To live is Christ, and to die is gain.” - Philippians 1:21
  11. “But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.” - Psalm 49:15
  12. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. 23rd Psalm
  13. Believe on Him to life everlasting. 1 Timothy 1:16
  14. He shall receive in the world to come eternal life. Mark 10:30
  15. The righteous shall go into life eternal. Matthew 25:46
  16. Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:15
  17. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8
  18. He that endureth to the end shall be saved. Matthew 10:22
  19. The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies. 11 Samuel 7:1
  20. Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations. 102nd Psalm
  21. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. Philippians 1:3
  22. He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life. John 3:16
  23. I rejoice in thy salvation. 1 Samuel 2:1
  24. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 23rd Psalm
  25. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please. Matthew 3:17
  26. Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust. Psalms 40:4
  27. Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Matthew 11:28
  28. Sleep on now, and take your rest. Matthew 26:45
  29. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
  30. …Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21
  31. I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live. John 11:25
  32. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. John 14:1
  33. …All things work together for good to them that love God. Romans 8:28
  34. Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10
  35. …Not my will, but thine be done. Luke 22:42
  36. The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other. Genesis 31:49
  37. For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light. xxxvi:9
  38. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John iv:16
  39. Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends. John xv:13
  40. This is the promise… the life everlasting. 1st Epistle of John ii:25
  41. For of such is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew xix:14
  42. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 11 Tim.1v:7
  43. “Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.” – Psalm 102
  44. “They can no longer die; for they are like the angels.” – Luke 20:36
  45. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” – Psalm 23
  46. ” I will fear no evil for thou art with me.” – Psalm 23
  47. “Where, O death, is your victory: where, O death, is your sting?” – 1 Corinthians 15:55
  48. “I know my redeemer lives…” - Job 19:25-27
  49. “…I am going there to prepare a place for you.” - John 14:2

Another Way

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Verse of the Day

And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. Mathew 2:11-12

Food for Thought

New Path

New Path

The Christmas season is over and New Year has also started, many of us start New Year with new resolutions because we want New Year to be better than the previous year. The Three Magi’s met Baby Jesus and presented their gifts, while coming to Jesus they must have selected the shortest and more secure route and they must have planned to go back on the same route. But God wanted them to change their route because moving on the same route should not only have endangered the life of New Born King Jesus but could have endangered their own lives. When we meet Jesus in our life, we cannot follow old path, we have to change and if we do not change we have not really met Jesus Christ. We know Paul met Jesus while he was going on mission to destroy Christians and meeting Jesus Christ on the way entirely changed his life. We may be Christians, Atheists or followers of any other religion, if we want a real change in our lives, we have to meet Jesus Christ, I assure you meeting Jesus Christ will altogether change our lives.

Today’s Prayer

Praying

Praying

Heavenly Father, we thank you for all Your gifts like health, wealth, family, home, money, jobs and so on, all these luxuries have made us complacent and we have perhaps drifted away from you. Heavenly Father, we confess that we were born in sin and we are genetically more attracted towards sinful life, O Father make it possible to arrange our meeting with Jesus, so that our life are changed like Paul and we start moving in a new direction that makes our life meaningful and satisfied.  In Jesus name accept our prayers.     Amen

Martin Luther Church,Hainburg, Austria

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Martin Luther Church, Hainburg, Austria

Martin Luther Church, Hainburg, Austria

A protestant church together with a sanctuary, a church hall and supplementary spaces was built in the center of the Lower Austrian town Hainburg, at the site of a predecessor church that doesn’t exist anymore since the 17th century. Austrian firm coop Himmelb(L)au has completed the ‘Martin Luther Church’ located in Hainburg, Austria. The curvaceous roof culminates with three large openings allowing natural daylight to filter into the congregation of the church. Intrinsically tied into theological principles, the three skylights provide a celestial atmosphere by manipulating the illumination levels and transparency. The exposed 8 mm thick steel surface is finished with a protective coating while the interior is clad with mesh to adhere the stucco ceiling. A community hall adjacent to the central prayer space is separated with folding doors which can be opened to produce a continuous gathering area. The room is bordered with a folded glass facade directing views towards the nearby street. The room is bordered with a folded glass facade directing views towards the nearby street.file (4)

A sculptural bell tower welcomes visitors to the forecourt which heralds the main entrance to the church and leads to the sacristy, pastor’s office and ancillary areas. The free-form bell tower of the Martin Luther Church was also manufactured, by means of shipbuilding technology, as a vertical self-supporting steel structure with wall thickness between 8 and 16 millimeter, only braced by horizontal frames. The 20 meter high tower weighing 8 tons is welded rigidly to a steel element encased in the concrete foundations.

Christ Resurrection Church, Milan,Italy

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Christ Resurrection Church, Milan, ItalyChrist Resurrection Church and parish center is located in a narrow plot of Milan’s industrial periphery. A warehouse-like building built in the sixties by worker priests suggested the simplicity of its design, which emerges from the surrounding. The street façade bends inward to familiarize for the main diagonal view, and the high hall takes the shape of a large rectangular box enriched by two large “sails” embracing the assembly.

Christ Resurrection Church, Milan

Christ Resurrection Church, Milan

The fronts are paneled in vertical strips of different materials like concrete, white stone, zinc, glass that responds to the different edge conditions. Inside the church hall two concrete walls curve up to the ceiling, creating the illusion of a pitched roof. Architect has made a very creative use of line and form.

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

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St. Isaac's Cathedral, St Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral, St Petersburg

St. Isaac’s Cathedral is a massive domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century after a design by August Montferrand. Its magnificent dome, one of the city’s most famous symbols, is visible from miles away. St Isaac’s is the fourth largest domed cathedral in the world after St Peter’s in Rome, St Paul’s in London and Sta Maria del Fiore in Florence. St Isaac’s, amazing by its dimensions even today, is 101.5 m high, 111.3 m long (with porticoes) and 97.6 wide. The inner diameter of the dome is 21.8 m and the outer one 25.8 m. The pediments rest on 112 monolithic granite columns – each of portico’s columns is 17 m high and weighs 114 tons. The cathedral can accommodate about 14,000 people. It was designed by the outstanding architect of the first half of the nineteenth century Auguste Ricard de Montferrand.

Interior - Saint Issac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

Interior – Saint Issac’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg

St Isaac’s Cathedral is cross-shaped. Its compact rectangular block is crowned with a gilded dome surmounted by an octagonal lantern resting on a high drum. The four belfries make a transition from it to the basic volume more gradual. The central dome and the small tops of the belfries are inspired from the traditional five-domed design characteristic of Russian architecture. The porticoes of the Corinthian order projecting on the facades lend an air of grandeur and majesty to the entire edifice. Large arched windows with massive surrounds pierce the quiet planes of the walls; the corners of the building are adorned with pilasters. The exterior of St Isaac’s has an easily traceable imprint of Renaissance and Baroque models, especially as regards the abundance of decor. The walls of the church are decorated with magnificent frescoes and mosaics. The iconostasis is decorated with a unique stained glass window.

Address: 4, Isaakievskaya Square
Metro: Admiralteyskaya
Open: Daily 10 am to 7 pm. Last admission is at 6 pm. Evening openings of the Colonnade in the summer only (May 1 – September 30): 6:15 pm to 10 pm. Entry Ticket need to be purchased
Closed: Wednesday
Telephone: +7 (812) 315-9732

The Church of the Birth of St. John the Baptist or Chesme Church, St. Petersburg

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Chesme Church

Chesme Church

The church was built between 1777 and 1780. It is a memorial church to honor the 1770 Russian victory at the Battle of Chesme. Empress Catherine II chose the site as it was here that she got the news of the Russian victory over the Turks. Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor was present at the church’s consecration. Located in the far south of the city, it was built under Catherine the Great as the house church for the Chesme Palace, a resting post between St. Petersburg and the Summer Palace in Tsarskoe Selo. The church was named “The Church of the Birth of St. John the Baptist” as it was consecrated on the birthday of John the Baptist.

The church, built in Gothic Revival style faces southwest. Painted pink and white, the church appears like a “candy cone, with long, vertical white stripes (embossed vertical string cornices drawn together with figured horizontal fascias) giving the impression that it’s rising straight up from the earth like a mirage and shooting upwards. The church was built by Yury Felten who was the court architect to Catherine the Great.

Chesme Church

Chesme Church

The church and the Chesme Palace became a labor camp when the Soviet government occupied it. In 1923, the church was closed and used as a storehouse. Between 1941 and 1945, the church suffered damages during the “Great Patriotic War”. During the Second World War, the Institute of Aviation Technology took possession of the Church and the Chesme Palace. During 1970–75, it was fully restored under the supervision of the architects M.I. Tolstov and A.P. Kulikov. In 1977, the church became a museum of the Battle of Chesme (with artifacts from the Central Naval Museum). Used as a burial site for war heroes almost since its consecration, the area around the church became a graveyard for soldiers who died during the Siege of Leningrad. Religious control was restored to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1991, and regular church services have been held at the church since then.

Travel Guide

Address:              12, Ulitsa Lensoveta.

Metro Station: Moskovskaya. Traveling from the Centre, take the left-hand exit from the station, and walk to the far end of the underpass, exiting on your left. Walk straight down Moskovsky Prospekt, turn right down the Next Street, and then take the second turning on the left. The church is 50m on, on your right (10 minutes)

Visiting Hours:  Daily from 9am to 7pm.

St. Lawrence Church, Macau

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St. Lawrence Church, Macau

St. Lawrence Church, Macau

St. Lawrence Church is located on Avenue Sao Lorenzo and is approximately 4-5 minutes’ walking southwest past St. Augustine’s square . This church built by the Jesuits in wood, dates back to 1560, which makes it close to five centuries old. It was rebuilt in stone and even that reconstruction was over two hundred years ago, which of course makes it one of the oldest churches in Macau. St. Lawrence has a similar facade to the heavily visited St. Dominic’s in Senado Square but a larger and nicer interior. The wooden ceiling which is painted blue is most impressive and compliments the stained glass windows and generally decorative nature of the church.

St. Lawrence Church, Macau

St. Lawrence Church, Macau

The church is also straddled by garden and planted areas and there are some outdoor benches for visitors to rest. It is one of three similar churches as well as St. Augustine’s and St. Dominic’s to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage designation for the City Centre of Macau. It is said that the families of Portuguese seamen used to gather on these church steps to pray for their safe return home. This explains how this church got its Chinese name “Feng Shun Tang” or the ‘Church of Smooth-sailing Wind’.

The church interior is richly adorned with decorated pillars, a magnificent wooden ceiling painted turquoise with white and gold beams, embellished with beautiful chandeliers. Below the cupola, the imposing red-carpeted altar and exquisite stained glass windows complete an absolutely stunning visual effect.