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Offline benjohn146

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Great Schema on personal coffin
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:09:27 PM »
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My wooden coffin is almost done and i am thinking about "ornamenting" it with Christian symbols and parts of hymns/prayers like the trisagion.

I was thinking about drawing the Great Schema on the door of the coffin. I know that it is the highest degree of monasticism and that is something that is earned. I am starting to think that for that reason, i shouldn't put that design on my coffin.

Should i or its a big no-no?

I am just curious to hear other's opinion on the subject.

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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 09:17:17 PM »
This is perhaps the most "ask your priest" question I've read on the forum  ;)

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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 09:23:23 PM »
You are approaching old age, friend?
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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 09:26:44 PM »
You are approaching old age, friend?

Haha no! Im 30! You never know, i might not wake up tomorrow. I think that it is Irenaeus of Lyons (i might be wrong) that said the duty of a Christian is to be ever preparing to death.

I am trying to apply that.
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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 09:34:36 PM »
I think it's really cool you're making your own coffin. But I wouldn't put the great schema on it. Find a different set of symbols.
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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 09:49:39 PM »
This is perhaps the most "ask your priest" question I've read on the forum  ;)
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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 10:29:09 PM »
Le Christ est réssuscité!

My wooden coffin is almost done and i am thinking about "ornamenting" it with Christian symbols and parts of hymns/prayers like the trisagion.

I was thinking about drawing the Great Schema on the door of the coffin. I know that it is the highest degree of monasticism and that is something that is earned. I am starting to think that for that reason, i shouldn't put that design on my coffin.

Should i or its a big no-no?

I am just curious to hear other's opinion on the subject.

Thank you all!

I do not think that would be appropriate unless you do become a monk.  However, there are many Orthodox crosses that could be used that are similar.  I have seen Orthodox coffins made with nice crosses that would be more appropriate for a layman.

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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 11:07:52 PM »
A simple cross would be fine.
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Re: Great Schema on personal coffin
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2017, 09:12:08 AM »
I think it's really cool you're making your own coffin. But I wouldn't put the great schema on it. Find a different set of symbols.
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