Advice 1: How to remember the dead

The Christian faith is permeated with reverence for the face of eternity, and preparing souls of each Christian to the judgment of God. The essence of remembrance of the deceased is a concern about his soul in the hour of death, and all the days after death. Thus departed out of this world people to influence the decision of the fate of his soul in the next world won't be able. But the remembrance of his friends and family that fate can change.
Saturday candle for the repose can be supplied in any Church.
You will need
  • Prayer
  • Church candles
  • Charity
The main commemoration of the dead takes place in the Church at the divine Liturgy and in the custom of the funeral prayers, and memorials and liliah. The commemoration can be ordered at any Church, for example, forty days – prayers for the dead, for a year – the annual commemoration. The Church's commemoration is allowed to make only baptized the dead.
Relatives and friends of the deceased can every day to remember him in their home prayers for the blessed repose of his soul. Home prayer for the repose is in every prayer book – a special collection of prayers, which can be purchased in each temple. In addition, pray for the dead , not necessarily "by the book", God will hear any sincere prayer, composed in your own words. Prayer in the home can list all relatives, including unbaptized but believing people.
To calm the soul of the departed and to foster good decision its fate beyond the grave, Christians do acts of charity, doing charity, disinterested help and share their blessings in memory of the deceased.
In the Christian Church there is a special custom in the days of commemoration of the dead: to worship come to the temple for prayer and bring alms for the dead. It can be a variety of foods (except for meat), which are placed in the eve – panikhidy table, and after the service are distributed to the employees of the temple and all those in need with a request to use them with a prayer for the repose of your loved one. This type of memorial is accepted in Christianity since ancient times.
In the days of commemoration of the deceased should visit the cemetery. Do it better after praying in the temple and memorial services. To the cemetery to light a candle and make a litany, to read the akathist. Need to tidy up a grave, and silently remember the dead. The Christian faith is not welcome supper over the grave, especially unacceptable is the use of alcohol and sprinkling the graves of vodka, you should not leave drink and food at the gravestone cross. This custom is a relic of paganism, when the funeral was accompanied by abundant feasts and big celebrations right on the grave of the deceased. If anyone from the family still brought food to the cemetery, give it to the poor and needy.
In the cemetery we should say a prayer, light a candle and silently to remember the deceased
After performing the funeral prayers you can sit at a memorial table. The memorial meal is a continuation of the sacred Liturgy. Served kutya - boiled wheat or rice with honey and raisins, which is brought to the temple at the time of the funeral or lithium. Then taking her home and memorial meal start with eating the consecrated Kuti. Traditionally, the funeral preparing pancakes and jelly. If the funeral has fallen on lean days, and a funeral food must be meatless. Wine, especially vodka at a funeral Banquet should not be present. Wine - a symbol of earthly joy - to remember the dead is not accepted. A remnant of paganism is the custom to put Cutlery "late", even more unacceptable to put a glass of vodka and a piece of bread in front of a portrait. Such traditions should not be respected in Orthodox families. A memorial table to remember the deceased, his good qualities and actions (and therefore are called funeral prayer – funeral from the word "memory").
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Special days of remembrance of the deceased are the third, ninth, fortieth day after death. Godin – the date of death of the deceased. Commemorate birthdays and nameday. On special days of remembrance are memorial services that are referred to as Ecumenical. Themselves memorial days are called Ecumenical parental Saturday. They do not have a constant number, but based on the challenge of the Lenten-Easter cycle.

Advice 2 : Who remembers the Church in the days of the week

In the Orthodox liturgical Charter there are several cycles of Church services, called community services. These include the annual cycle of worship, the daily round of worship, and the weekly cycle of Church services.
Who remembers the Church in the days of the week

In the weekly round of worship of the Orthodox Church includes the continuation of the Church dedicated to the gospel events, old Testament events, and memories of the Church to certain saints. The weekly round of worship of the Orthodox Church is very systematic and harmonious.


On Monday (the day following immediately after "weeks" is so called in Christian practice Sunday, the Church recalls the heavenly bodiless powers. It is no coincidence, because according to the common opinion angels were created before humans. That is why the first day of the week dedicated to the heavenly angelic host.


On Tuesday in the Church remember the Holy prophets. The embodiment of prophetic Ministry, at the junction of the old and New Testaments was the preaching and prophetic feat of John the Baptist. This Saint is also known as the Baptist of the Lord, because he has committed the old Testament to the baptism of Jesus Christ. In Orthodox prayer books under the Tuesday is a Canon or an akathist to the Holy prophet John.


Wednesday is the day of the betrayal of Jesus Christ. This day in Christian practice meatless (except for the time of solid weeks when the post on Wednesday and Friday is cancelled). In the Church's liturgical books on the environment based on the canons of the Holy Cross and the blessed virgin Mary.


On Thursday, the Church remembers the people, especially those who worked in the preaching of the Christian faith. Such were the Holy apostles. That's why Thursday, the day of the Holy apostles. In addition, this day is the memory of Sainted Nicholas the Wonderworker, the great ascetic, successor of the Holy apostles in the preaching of the Christian faith.


On Friday remembered the tragic events of the crucifixion of Christ. It's the day of lean. On Friday, the mind of the Christian turns to the saving deeds of our Lord, it is through the death of the Savior of man was granted salvation.


On Saturday the Orthodox Church the prayerful memory of all the saints. Commemorated the heavenly Church. But to return to Holy Saturday it is customary to commemorate the dead relatives. It is no coincidence that the main days of commemoration fall on a Saturday (Meatfare Saturday, the memory of Saint Nicholas, etc.). In addition to these special parent days every Saturday separately dedicated to the memory of the dead.


Sunday afternoon the most solemn in the weekly round of worship. This time of remembering the events of the glorious resurrection of Christ. The very name of this day indicates the historical memory of that great event which changed the course of human history.

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