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Offline James Lehmann

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Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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.  :)
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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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 ;D ,, 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 12:38:45 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. :(
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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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. :(

I'm sure it's fine, especially if you qualify the statement as you did here.
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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 12:45:38 AM »
Thanks. :)
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Re: Disposing of a Bible
« 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  :)  (of course, you remove the ribs first) ;)
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