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Offline drewmeister2

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Greek Episcopal Funeral Practices
« on: July 15, 2007, 07:16:05 PM »
Can anyone tell me more about the funeral practice of buring Greek bishops sitting in a chair?  For reference, go here: http://www.orthodox-christianity.net/andreas-funeral/funeral-andreas.html to see what I mean.  (While this is an Old Calendarist website, my intent is not to start a debate on Old Calendarism, so please keep it on topic :)).
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Re: Greek Episcopal Funeral Practices
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007, 07:58:19 PM »
To help keep this on the topic of your I moved your post into Liturgy since it is dealing with a liturgical practice.

I have never seen anything documented on the practice but I know that the practice in the Patriarchate of Antioch is that only the Patriarch is sat in his throne but then eventually placed in a coffin before burial. It is very possible that this practiced developed like many of our episcopal liturgical practices developed, the Patriarch does it so it must be the way a Bishop does it. 
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Re: Greek Episcopal Funeral Practices
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2007, 12:59:39 AM »
The only other place I have seen this is in the funeral pictures of a Catholicos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Holiness Mar Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews 11:

http://www.orthodoxherald.com/photogallery1.asp

The thread I got this from is here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8057.0.html