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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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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.

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For the funeral or memorial service, the casket or cremated remains should be placed at the front of the room with an altar placed nearby. As at the wake, the ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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  ...

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The body is usually present at wakes and viewings, which often take place at the funeral home in the days before the funeral service or at the funeral service ...

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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 ...

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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" ...