The resurrection is a wonderful meeting between
two united friends who have lived together their whole life
since their birth and even before it, during pregnancy in their
They never separated even for one moment; They are: the body
and the spirit.
Each of them has a special nature; the body is earthly and the
spirit is celestial. They have united in one nature-the human
You cannot separate one from the other and say "This is the
body and that is the spirit."
They have lived together in an admirable unity. The body
expresses all the sensations and feelings of the spirit. If the
spirit becomes glad the body will smile and rejoice. If it
becomes sad, sorrow will appear in the eyes.
After a long life they will separate from one another because of
death but in the end they will meet each other in the
--His Holiness Pope Shenouda III