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« on: April 09, 2011, 06:10:59 PM »

My Psalter was in my car and somehow became wet after some really horrible weather last week. I tried drying it out but mould started growing on it. Cry

How do I get rid of it respectfully now? I've heard burning is the respectful way of disposing of old Bibles. Would I just take it to my priest to do it?


(And yes, he will probably see this ("go ask your priest"), but I am asking here so other people can learn too)
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 10:19:05 PM »

Instead of burning you can bury it in hallow ground  ,in a cemetery over a relative .....Church has a burial rite for
used worn out sacred books ,if im right......... police
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 10:38:24 PM »


Well, I suggest you ask your priest.  Wink

You could burn it yourself (fireplace, fire pit, ....) and bury the ashes somewhere where nobody will walk over them, or dig them up.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 08:40:12 PM »

Instead of burning you can bury it in hallow ground  ,in a cemetery over a relative .....Church has a burial rite for
used worn out sacred books ,if im right......... police

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have this option though (family grave yard is 1000 miles away, they weren't Orthodox, and well, if you dig there you're going to dig someone up in all likelihood).
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011, 08:42:10 PM »


Well, I suggest you ask your priest.  Wink

You could burn it yourself (fireplace, fire pit, ....) and bury the ashes somewhere where nobody will walk over them, or dig them up.



Well, I thought of that but it would feel really weird to me to burn a holy book. I guess what I have heard is right though?
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 08:52:46 PM »

After burning the book, there is no need to bury it if you do not have a place to do so...

"For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping" - Ps. 102:9
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 10:28:08 PM »

double post delite.... Grin
Instead of burning you can bury it in hallow ground  ,in a cemetery over a relative .....Church has a burial rite for
used worn out sacred books ,if im right......... police

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have this option though (family grave yard is 1000 miles away, they weren't Orthodox, and well, if you dig there you're going to dig someone up in all likelihood).
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2011, 10:48:21 PM »

Only if you where digging 6 feet down to bury the psalter....... Grin

If there's a Holy Orthodox Monastery Near By ,Pay them a visit ...Tour the cemetery read the head stones find a place like a freshly bured grave that has  mounds of dirt piled on it waiting to settle,use that, or bring a small garden shovel and find a area you like ,also  you can plant a flower over the spot when burying the psalter....see how easy..

Hopefully your Talking about a Holy Orthodox Prayer Psalter and Not A roman Catholic One.....IF it's a Catholic Prayer Book Psalter Disregard Everything I said ...Just toss it in the garbage....... Grin police





Instead of burning you can bury it in hallow ground  ,in a cemetery over a relative .....Church has a burial rite for
used worn out sacred books ,if im right......... police

Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have this option though (family grave yard is 1000 miles away, they weren't Orthodox, and well, if you dig there you're going to dig someone up in all likelihood).
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2011, 11:25:08 PM »

Ok, if people just want to be funny please don't post.
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2011, 11:55:49 PM »

You Must be Newbe to Holy Orthodoxy ...Orthodox church has a Rite a burial service for old worn out religious item  Scriptures.there buried in a coffin in the the cemetery ...Jews i Believe due likewise for old worn out torah scrolls....there's nothing funny about it...I was just giving a option on what to do. ......If it is a heretical catholic Psalter it doesn't belong in a Orthodox Cemetery, thats if you chose that route....of disposing of it...... police

Ok, if people just want to be funny please don't post.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2011, 12:32:55 AM »

You Must be Newbe to Holy Orthodoxy ...Orthodox church has a Rite a burial service for old worn out religious item  Scriptures.there buried in a coffin in the the cemetery ...Jews i Believe due likewise for old worn out torah scrolls....there's nothing funny about it...I was just giving a option on what to do. ......If it is a heretical catholic Psalter it doesn't belong in a Orthodox Cemetery, thats if you chose that route....of disposing of it...... police

Ok, if people just want to be funny please don't post.

I am not talking about that, I am talking about the "eating ashes" bit and other stuff (which has nothing to do with respectfully disposing of a holy book and is about suffering - the person that replied with that could be being snarky but I don't really know anymore, people on Orthodox forums seem to have a knack at interpreting things ridiculously, more often than not the benefit of doubt is not warranted). And no, I could not bury it in my family grave yard, they are not buried 6 feet down, at least not any more - I know what I am talking about in that regard.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2011, 12:39:48 AM »


You didn't mention if it was a Orthodox one,so i didn't know.....so i mentioned the other one as well just to cover both bases, o well carry on, and do what you got to do.... police



You Must be Newbe to Holy Orthodoxy ...Orthodox church has a Rite a burial service for old worn out religious item  Scriptures.there buried in a coffin in the the cemetery ...Jews i Believe due likewise for old worn out torah scrolls....there's nothing funny about it...I was just giving a option on what to do. ......If it is a heretical catholic Psalter it doesn't belong in a Orthodox Cemetery, thats if you chose that route....of disposing of it...... police

Ok, if people just want to be funny please don't post.

I am not talking about that, I am talking about the "eating ashes" bit and other stuff (which has nothing to do with respectfully disposing of a holy book and is about suffering - he could be being snarky but I don't really know anymore, people on Orthodox forums seem to have a knack at interpreting things ridiculously, more often then not the benefit of doubt is not warranted). And no, I could not bury it in my family grave yard, they are not buried 6 feet down, at least not any more - I know what I am talking about in that regard.
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2011, 12:49:16 AM »

Don't try and dig any holes in a graveyard in the US unless you want to get into legal trouble. And most especially don't try and place something into a fresh grave unless you REALLY want to get into legal trouble.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2011, 01:03:42 AM »

Don't try and dig any holes in a graveyard in the US unless you want to get into legal trouble. And most especially don't try and place something into a fresh grave unless you REALLY want to get into legal trouble.

Coffin's in this day and age Have a water tight vault ,that the coffin is put in plus it's six feet down.......People dig all summer long on there relative graves, Planting rose bushes, flowers, haven't noticed anyone yet being arrested...To bury a small psalter one wouldn't  have to go very deep anyway....I planted a rose bush on my Mother's grave a few yrs.ago....  police
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