“The Liturgy is our family, our gathering, our house. And what a spacious house it is! Together with us are those who are absent, along with sinners, and the wicked, and the dead, indeed, EVEN THOSE WHO ARE IN HELL, but who may yet remember something about God. And who knows how many of these will find relief, be drawn out of Hades, and even dragged up from the depths of hell, thanks to the prayers of the Church, her memorial services, and Divine Liturgies.”
~ Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra, Θεία Λατρεία [Divine Worship], pp. 214, 222-224.