"Yet even while they seemed to be with us they were not so in reality, for their minds were turned to God. They lived on earth as citizens of heaven. Having here no lasting city, they sought a heavenly one; having no earthly riches, they sought the riches of heaven."
Just as true, while they now seeme to be gone from us, they have their eyes upon in intercession and praise before the Lord
Anastasius of Sinai (ca. AD 599), patriarch of Antioch, Sermon: PG 89, 1192-1193