I don't remember if I had previously posted this, but here is this question.
Can someone tell me how is the Western Orthodox (Gregorian Rite) Burial service performed?
Is it exactly the same burial service and requiem liturgy that is celebrated in the Traditional Roman Rite? I say this because some of the prayers make reference to purgatory (according to Catholics). The Requiem Liturgy is very ancient, some prayers come from the apostolic times.
Can you post a link with the Requiem Liturgy according to the WRV?
Is the Dies Irae sung? The Dies Irae was originally intended for Advent season in the West, probably coming from the Gallican and Mozarabic liturgies, that make reference to the Second coming of Christ and the Final Judgement during this season. However it became part of the Requiem liturgy in the medieval times (or maybe earlier) but some movements within the Roman church discouraged its use, they thought it was too medieval and that the Requiem liturgy should be meant to confort the families and not to make them afraid. That is the reason why French composers Fauré and Duruflé, who did not write music for this sequence in their Requiem Masses.