Is the physical death a precondition of entrance into the Kingdom of Christ?
How can we develop our competence to live according to Christ’s commandments, according to the Holy Spirit?
Only one thing matters; keeping the intensity of prayer and repentance.
Then death will not be a rupture but a transition to the Kingdom, for which we will be prepared with the communion of the Body and Blood of Christ, with the prayer and invocation of His Name: “Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and on your people.”
From the Gerontikon