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Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic burial ritual. After the funeral.
There is a reception after the traditional Orthodox funeral service. The 40th Day concludes the 40-day memorial period and has a major significance in traditions of Eastern Orthodox. With over 563,000 in Australia. Opens in new window. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. There are around 200 million adherents of Eastern Orthodoxy world-wide.
In Orthodox families, the person who has died will be laid out in their home for three days, while the family makes funeral arrangements and pays their respects. During the procession all sing the Trisagion. Because the departed will find a place in heaven and it is a new life for them.
A hymn laden strip of paper Crown , icons of Christ and Saints and crosses are placed on the deceased head and hands. Lord, cleanse us from our sins.
To the Cemetery Bells are tolled as the body leaves the Church. The priest or a choir will sing hymns to give feeling to the mourners who are working through their grief.
Once the procession arrives at the church, the coffin is placed either in the centre of the nave. Orthodox Death Rites 5 Oct, 2018. Reflect the light which Christ has brought into the world through his Gospel which will guide both the living and the dead until the end of the world. Wheat which is planted and grows to new life is symbolic of those beloved departed who have died in the hope of resurrection and is connected to scripture.
Food and drink is offered to mourners at a meal called a pominki. The coffin may be sealed with nails.
The Orthodox Funeral Orthodox funerals can contain readings from scripture, hymns and the Psalms. Nicubunu via Wikimedia Commons. Notify me of new posts by email.
It is believed that the soul of the departed remains wandering on Earth during the 40-day period, coming back home, visiting places the departed has lived in as well as their fresh grave.