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« on: October 30, 2010, 02:18:57 PM »

I AM NEW TO THIS SITE..  Can someone help me with questions in regards to a Ethiopian orthodox funeral I attended in London Ontario recently..
1) why the wailing?
2) why all the incense?
3) what language is spoke? it was not English?
4) what is your Bible you use?
5) who do you worship?
6) the paul placed on the casket, what does it signify?
7) what is the reason for the Fancy umbrella at the cemetery?
Cool Why is your funerals so long?
9) why do u shovel the grave in?
10) what is the alter area called in your church

if some one can answer these question it would be great  

Welcome to the forum! I have removed the email address from your message in order you won't be targetted by spambots and moved your message to the more proper board - Michał Kalina.
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 03:37:18 PM »

Welcome to the forum!

A few of your questions, such as the purpose of the umbrellas, may be answered in this thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,12181.0.html

Maybe when some of our Ethiopian members see this, they will be able to comment and answer some of the other questions.
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 07:41:13 AM »

English is not my first language but it drives me insane to see how native English speakers butcher their language.
It is not a funeral paul but a funeral pall.
Also, it is called an altar not an alter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 01:45:46 PM »

I am very sorry for my spelling mistakes
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 05:22:15 PM »

I am very sorry for my spelling mistakes

Don't worry about it.  You are by far not the only one.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 09:42:13 AM »

I AM NEW TO THIS SITE..  Can someone help me with questions in regards to a Ethiopian orthodox funeral I attended in London Ontario recently..
1) why the wailing?
2) why all the incense?
3) what language is spoke? it was not English?
4) what is your Bible you use?
5) who do you worship?
6) the paul placed on the casket, what does it signify?
7) what is the reason for the Fancy umbrella at the cemetery?
Cool Why is your funerals so long?
9) why do u shovel the grave in?
10) what is the alter area called in your church

if some one can answer these question it would be great 

Welcome to the forum! I have removed the email address from your message in order you won't be targetted by spambots and moved your message to the more proper board - Michał Kalina.


1. The wailing is because of bereavement
2. The incense and the umbrella are part of the burial prayer   ceremony. In fact they are objects that  you see in almost all of our praise and prayer ceremonies in the church
3. The language of the funeral prayer is Ge’ez
4. Our bible is The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Bible
5. We worship the Holy Trinity
6. The pall is the church’s respect for the deceased. In the church, the altar and the Ark in it are always clothed. Our body was destined to be God’s altar. In addition, as the body in the casket is clothed with the pall, the righteous soul of that body is clothed with heavenly reward.
7. Same as No.2
8. It is not always long. If the prayer is conducted beforehand, the burial will not take long.
9. Because God said “dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”
10. The altar area in our church is known as “Meqdes”


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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 10:11:57 AM »

English is not my first language but it drives me insane to see how native English speakers butcher their language.
It is not a funeral paul but a funeral pall.
Also, it is called an altar not an alter.

Having read a great deal of English literature written prior to standardized spelling, I have become inclined to be more forgiving of "mis-spellings", so long as the spelling is phonetic.
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