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Wake (ceremony)

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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 ...

The Differences Between a Funeral and a Wake | Bradshaw-Carter ...

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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  ...

Important Etiquette Tips For Wakes, Viewings, and Visitations ...

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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 ...

Why is a funeral visitation called a wake? | Reference.com

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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 now ...

Before The Funeral: Viewings, Wakes And Visitations | Everplans

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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  ...

Wake - rituals, world, burial, body, funeral, life, customs, time, person

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Broadly speaking, wakes are parties or social gatherings held in connection with funerals. These sometimes involve keeping watch beside the corpse and ...

What Is a Wake Before the Funeral in the Catholic Church? | People ...

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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  ...

'Dead' girl wakes up at her own funeral | New York Post

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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.

The Funeral Source.com: Vigils & Wakes

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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 | religious rite | Britannica.com

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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 commemoration ...

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wake
[weyk]
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [WAKED, WOKE, WAKED, WOK·EN, WAK·ING.]
1.
to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often followed by up).
2.
to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken: to wake from one's daydreams.
3.
to become cognizant or aware of something; awaken; waken: to wake to the true situation.
4.
to be or continue to be awake: Whether I wake or sleep, I think of you.
5.
to remain awake for some purpose, duty, etc.: I will wake until you return.
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