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Those papers on funeral
« on: April 07, 2013, 07:48:31 PM »
that are put on one's head. What are they?
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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 05:03:58 AM »
In XC,

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 06:15:55 AM »
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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 07:15:27 AM »
I seem to remember that sometimes the celebrant signs the paper confirming the forgiveness of sins before placing it in the coffin.

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 09:11:51 AM »
Very interesting!  Thanks for asking the question, MK.

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 09:31:01 AM »
I hadn't seen that before. It's interesting, though.

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 09:39:37 AM »

We do that.

I had thought everyone did.
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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 02:11:50 PM »
I never saw it either.

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 02:23:49 PM »

Podkarpatska, YOU have never seen it?  Really?

I would have thought "you" did things a lot like us.

Interesting.

It's usually a really thin strip of paper - called a veenok (wreath)....



The priest reads the prayer of absolution and then folds it, and places in the hands of the deceased. 
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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 03:32:06 PM »
I have another question on EO burial practices. Is it customary for everyone to be buried with an Aer as a shroud or is that something done only for priests?

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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »
I have another question on EO burial practices. Is it customary for everyone to be buried with an Aer as a shroud or is that something done only for priests?

The Aer is reserved for Priest. There is a burial shroud that is used is some local customs that looks like a Great Schema.
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Re: Those papers on funeral
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2013, 04:31:46 PM »
I have another question on EO burial practices. Is it customary for everyone to be buried with an Aer as a shroud or is that something done only for priests?

The Aer is reserved for Priest. There is a burial shroud that is used is some local customs that looks like a Great Schema.

Thank you.