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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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grandparents' ashes in icon corner?
« on: July 02, 2010, 12:13:45 AM »
when my grandparents died, my mother had them cremated.  most of their remains went into large urns that now rest in a niche.  but we have keepsakes, or tiny urns with their remains in them.  can I have these in my icon corner?  it would help me above all else to remember to pray for their souls.
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Re: grandparents' ashes in icon corner?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 12:58:14 AM »
when my grandparents died, my mother had them cremated.  most of their remains went into large urns that now rest in a niche.  but we have keepsakes, or tiny urns with their remains in them.  can I have these in my icon corner?  it would help me above all else to remember to pray for their souls.
Have you asked your priest about this?
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Re: grandparents' ashes in icon corner?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 01:00:35 AM »
when my grandparents died, my mother had them cremated.  most of their remains went into large urns that now rest in a niche.  but we have keepsakes, or tiny urns with their remains in them.  can I have these in my icon corner?  it would help me above all else to remember to pray for their souls.
Have you asked your priest about this?

I have not, but that's a good idea.
"At the Last Judgment I will not be asked whether I satisfactorily practiced asceticism, nor how many bows I have made before the divine altar. I will be asked whether I fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and the prisoner in his jail. That is all I will be asked." - Sv. Maria Skobotsova

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Re: grandparents' ashes in icon corner?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010, 07:37:07 PM »
Though there is no doubt that our departed friends and loved ones pray for us and intercede before Christ's dread judgment seat, I don't have pics of my relatives in my icon corner.  Ask your priest.