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« on: May 20, 2011, 03:08:15 PM »

Does the Orthodox Church have a practice or liturgy to use when well-worn Bibles are no longer useful?  How does one dispose of a Bible that is falling apart?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 03:40:07 PM »

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The best way to dispose of a liturgical book or Bible that is literally falling apart is to burn it and then bury the ashes under bushes or a tree where it will not be trampled upon by humans.

I have given my older books to my parish where they can be read by those who cannot afford religious books.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 05:17:40 PM »

Actually Orthodoxy has a funeral service ,for worn out bibles ,liturgical,and other religious material....there buried in a church cemetery....

Jews do like wise for there worn out Torah Scrolls ......

Future Archeologist will find a lot of religious writing because they were buried in a religious ceremony.... police
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 05:43:58 PM »

If it's in readable condition, you may wish to donate it to the church or library. If not, the remedies mentioned by other posters should be right.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 05:49:14 PM »

Keep it around... store it. Some day you might be a famous saint, and the people will just love having this kind of thing around to look at.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2011, 05:50:29 PM »

Does the Orthodox Church have a practice or liturgy to use when well-worn Bibles are no longer useful?  How does one dispose of a Bible that is falling apart?

Unless it is severely damaged, like form smoke or water, Just place it on the bookshelf and let it live out retirement in peace.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »

Actually Orthodoxy has a funeral service ,for worn out bibles ,liturgical,and other religious material....there buried in a church cemetery....

Jews do like wise for there worn out Torah Scrolls ......

Future Archeologist will find a lot of religious writing because they were buried in a religious ceremony.... police

Thank you all for your help.  Where could I find the liturgy for the burial?
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 10:12:36 PM »

Actually Orthodoxy has a funeral service ,for worn out bibles ,liturgical,and other religious material....there buried in a church cemetery....

Jews do like wise for there worn out Torah Scrolls ......

Future Archeologist will find a lot of religious writing because they were buried in a religious ceremony.... police

Thank you all for your help.  Where could I find the liturgy for the burial?

I'm not sure , But Google Orthodox Christian  Liturgical Burial rite or services hope it doesn't take you to a undertaker Grin ,, in My serbian cyrillic prayer book, i have a prayer for the dead ,, Starts like this Remember Oh lord our Father ,Brothers and goes on and on....
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011, 10:21:55 PM »

May be Here someone may know of one on line ,and post the Orthodox burial service here.... police
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 12:38:45 AM »

My Priest (Oriental Orthodox) told me just to place it on the side.*

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 12:44:56 AM »

My Priest (Oriental Orthodox) told me just to place it on the side.*

*Wait, is it okay if I post the OO viewpoint on things, or is it against the rules? Sorry if it is. Sad

I'm sure it's fine, especially if you qualify the statement as you did here.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 12:45:38 AM »

Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 12:58:43 AM »

I've been taught that if your disposing anything of that nature, you should burn it/them while chanting psalms, and then bury the ashes.  I have also been told that you could use a bar-b-q, if no fireplace is available  Smiley  (of course, you remove the ribs first) Wink
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