Advice 1: How to order a memorial service

After the death of a man his relatives, friends, just family and friends people can enjoy in the Church a memorial service, i.e. the prayers of the dead. To pray at the funeral service not only about the one who died, but about several. In addition to the memorial services serve as a litany, which translated from Greek means "enhanced prayer".
How to order a memorial service
You will need
  • pen, paper, rice, raisins, honey, pancakes, jelly, money, candles
To serve as a Requiem not only after the funeral of the deceased, but also all the days until the burial. That, according to the teachings of the Russian Orthodox Church, facilitates the transition of the soul into another life.
The funeral service takes place not only on the body of the deceased, but also the anniversary of the death and birthdays. A short prayer for calmness of soul, which are used directly on the body of the deceased before removal of the house, at the entrance to the porch of the Church, the tomb and the house, upon returning from the graveyard is called the dead. Instead of a funeral litany serve in the Church during lent.
To order a memorial service you need to contact the priest or "candle box". If you're having a General memorial service, then on a piece of paper you have to write the name of the deceased and the names of other commemorate the dead.
Every year in the Church serve as the Ecumenical memorial service, otherwise known as Saturday. Are these services in certain days before the Holy Trinity to the Saturday before carnival, Saturday 2nd, 3rd and 4th week of lent, the day of memory of St. Demetrios, and the commemoration of the soldiers is made on the day of the beheading of St. John the Baptist.
At a memorial service for the dead relatives bring a pudding, or, otherwise, coliva. This is a special dish was made earlier of boiled wheat with honey, now the wheat was replaced with rice. On top of the Christmas pudding is decorated with rice, laying out, for example, the cross. After the priest bless the pudding, give it a little taste to everyone who came to remembrance before supper. In addition coliva can apply for the funeral honey, jelly or pancakes.
There is also a memorial service. It can be a priest, but the memorial service religious action is not. During civil funeral the coffin of the deceased bring wreaths and flowers, make speeches, read the epitaph. To pass such a farewell would like an open space or in a specified location.

Advice 2 : When you can order a memorial service for the dead

The commemoration of the dead is a religious duty of every Christian. Prayer for the dead is an important part of remembering our dead relatives. In the Orthodox churches, there are special memorial prayers contained in the rite of Requiem.
When you can order a memorial service for the dead

A memorial service is a small rite of the Orthodox Church, in which the prayerful remembrance of dead people. Usually funeral takes place in Orthodox churches after the divine Liturgy and prayers. To order a memorial service can be a countless number of times. In this memorial service differs from a funeral service (the latter is carried out on the deceased only once).

There is a practice to order a Requiem in a special memorial day (Saturday). These include second, third and fourth Saturdays of lent, Meatfare Saturday (before lent), Troitskaya Saturday (before the feast of the Holy Trinity), Demetrius Saturday ( Saturday before the memory of Demetrius), Radonitsa (Tuesday of the second week after Easter).

In addition to specific memorial dates to order the funeral taken at the 9th, 40th day and the anniversary of a deceased person.

It should be borne in mind that the funeral prayer is an act of remembrance of man. So order a memorial service for their dead relatives it is possible and at any other time when the churches committed this rite. That is, almost every Saturday and Sunday in the Orthodox churches are committed requiems for the dead. On each memorial to record the names of their deceased loved ones.

Be aware that there are certain days when the dead in the temples are remembered. Easter is bright week, from the twelve great holidays, Yuletide. The rest of the memorial service in the temples may be made.

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