(please forgive this offly grim question I put before you!)
today I was watching a documentary about how in the UK they have to exume graves that are hundreds of years old to make room for new ones. they put the very old remains into little plastic bags, and haul the caskets (what's left of them) to be burned. they then bury the remains in mass graves, outting cerial numbers on the baggies to identify the name and anything they know about them.
this freaked me out. in the Orthodox Church, we venerate the body as a relic. does the Church have some sort of ceremony for the exhumation of a body? what the people in the documentary did seems so dis respectful.