Orthodox elemen…

by Andrea Elizabeth

Orthodox elements in Whitney Houston’s funeral that I’m noticing on cnn.com.

1. Choir in white – traditional funeral garb for the resurrection.

2. Reading of Psalms to lead off.

3. Sermon by T. D. Jakes on the harrowing of hell and the defeat of death. I liked the way he described death’s victory on Thursday and Friday, but not on Saturday. The connection with her final days was evident.