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Wake (ceremony) - Wikipedia

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A wake is a social gathering associated with death, usually held before a funeral. Traditionally ... Origin[edit]. The term wake originated from Middle English wakien , waken, from Old English wacan,...

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 ...

History of the Funeral | Seattle Funerals, Cremations and Funeral ...

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I. Early Funeral Rites The history of funeral service is a history of mankind. ... Wakes held today come from ancient customs of keeping watch over the deceased ...

Funeral Customs: Chapter IV: Wakes, Mutes, Wailers, Sin-Eating ...

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Funeral Customs, by Bertram Puckle, at sacred-texts.com. ... This was the origin of the "wake" or "watching." Now there is no human necessity which has not ...

Google Answers: Word origin - "Wake"

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Dear Sebastian – Wakes are a very old tradition of the Irish/Celtic people. Wakes were customarily held the day before a funeral or burial of the ...

Traditional Irish Funerals - Irish Burial Traditions of Ireland

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There are many ideas on the origin of the Irish wake for example one such myth is that it originated as a result of the Irish fondness for drinking stout which used ...

wake | religious rite | Britannica.com

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Jul 20, 1998 ... Wake, watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person before burial ... a custom equivalent to waking, which, however, is distinct from funeral feasts. ... History The practice of cremation on open fires was introduced to the ...

Religious Perspectives On Holding A Viewing, Wake, Or Visitation ...

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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  ...

The Basics of Funeral Service - Indiana Funeral Directors Association

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History of Embalming ... The history of funeral service is a history of mankind. Funeral .... Wakes held today come from ancient customs of keeping watch over the ...

History Ancient Irish funeral and wake customs ... - IrishCentral.com

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Oct 3, 2016 ... The Royal Irish Academy provides a detailed account of Irish funeral rituals from the 12th century.Ancestry.com. Irish wakes and funerals are ...

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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 ... Proper Funeral Wake Attire · History of the Funeral Custom Wake ...

Wakes & Vigils- Funeral Traditions: The Funeral Source

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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  ...

The Irish Wake - RIP.ie

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The Irish Wake is perhaps one of the best known funeral traditions ... The origin of the wake probably dates back to the ancient Jewish custom of leaving the ...