A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral.
Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body ...
Wakes and funerals are both types of ceremonies that are used to honor the
dead and allow survivors to mourn and remember their loved one. While the two
Wakes, viewings, and visitations are all ways of spending time with the body of
the person who died and the family of the person who died before the funeral ...
A "wake" for the dead harks back to a more antiquated meaning of the word: "
watch" or "guard," rather than the "become or stay alert" definition that the word
A viewing (also called a wake) may be brief and take place immediately before
the funeral service, or may last for up to three days before the service. A visitation
Broadly speaking, wakes are parties or social gatherings held in connection with
funerals. These sometimes involve keeping watch beside the corpse and ...
Catholic funeral rites are comprised of three parts: the wake, funeral Mass and
committal. Since the wake -- also called a vigil -- is the first of these rites, it's also
Jul 14, 2014 ... http://youtu.be/01jlRChW_uM A 3-year-old girl who was pronounced dead after a
fever woke up a day later — in a coffin, during her funeral.
A Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until
burial. This once-common practice survives among Roman Catholics in English ...
Wake, watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial and
sometimes accompanied by festivity; also, in England, a vigil kept in