FROM FUNERALS TO PROPAGANDA: HOW RITUALS (RE)CREATE COMMUNITIES THE FUNERAL FEASTS-REMEMBERING OF THE DECEASED. SPECIAL REGARD ON OLTENIA ♦

Loredana Maria Ilin-Grozoiu
unpublished
The funeral feast for the dead represents one of the practices most spread and observed by the believers, being part of the cult of the dead, so much rooted in the liturgical tradition of the Orthodox Church. Us, who wish to take care of the dead's souls, we can do that, praying for them and giving alms. Thus, the fallen asleep can be commemorated anytime, excepting the days forbidden by the church, the prayer and the deeds made according to the Christian compassion having an essential part in improving the situation of the deceased.
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