A wake is a ceremony associated with death. Traditionally, a wake takes place in
the house of the deceased with the body present; however, modern wakes are ...
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
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
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" ...
A Wake is the custom of keeping a vigil or watch over a body from death until
burial. ... Wakes include prayers for the dead and comforting of the relatives of the
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 ...
Funeral Customs, by Bertram Puckle, at sacred-texts.com.
Guide to Irish Wake funeral customs, including keening and merrymaking as part
A wake is a time for visiting and commemorating the dead, while a funeral is a
formal, sometimes religious, ceremony conducted by...
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