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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_(ceremony)

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 ...

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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

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This kind of social gathering is usually referred to as a wake. ... James Frazer's rationale of ancient funeral customs in his Fear of the Dead in Primitive Religion ...

www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/bereavement-and-funerals/overview-of-catholic-funeral-rites.cfm

Vigil Service (Wake). "At the vigil, the Christian community keeps watch with the family in prayer to the God of mercy and finds strength in Christ's presence" ...

www.funeralwise.com/customs/irishwake

Irish Wake Funeral Service Rituals Until modern times, Irish wake customs ran the gamut from profound grieving to what appeared to be rollicking good fun.

www.everplans.com/articles/catholic-funeral-traditions

After the death, a priest should be contacted so that the necessary rites can be administered and the ... Viewing, Wake, Or Visitation Before A Catholic Funeral.

www.everplans.com/articles/hindu-funeral-traditions

For the ritual washing, the deceased's head should be facing southward. A lighted oil lamp as ... Viewing, Wake, Or Visitation Before A Hindu Funeral. Hindus ...

mysendoff.com/2013/09/the-ritual-of-the-wake

The Visitation (wake), the Funeral and the Burial. While each has its own significant ritual, it is the wake that has been widespread and commonly practiced for ...

www.yourirish.com/traditions/irish-burial-traditions

May 9, 2013 ... Burials in Ireland have a long tradition with the Irish people. ... There are many ideas on the origin of the Irish wake for example one such myth ...