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Transcript of Mourning rituals
~ Shows respectfor the dead
~ Comforts those who where left behind
~ Helps Provent excessive mourning
~ Eventually helps the bereaved to return to normal life After first hearing of the death of a close relative like a
sibling, child, or spouse, grief is traditionally expressed by tearing one's clothes off.
During the period between death and burial, the responsibility of mourners is to care for the dead and prepare the body for burial.
(Death) The family then enters a seven day period
of intense mourning. Mourners sit on low stools or on the floor instead of chairs,do not wear leather shoes, shave or cut hair,
wear cosmetics, work, bathe, have sex, put on fresh clothes, or study torah except torah related to mourning grief. Shiva is followed by schloshim (thirty), which lasts until the 30th day of burial. The final period of formal mourning, lasts for 12 months from the burial and is observed only for a parent. hello
after the first year, the anniversary of death is remebered annually at the synagogue. Belief about Death:
-Death is regarded as a 'message of joy' for the deceased.
- Baha'is believe the soul lives on after the body's deathand embarks on a spiritual journey.
Baha's dead must be buried within an hour's travel distance from the place of the death.
They do not embalm or creamate their dead.
After death it is believed that the dead person goes through a transformation in which they discover death, and prepare for their rebirth. Funeral Practises:
In early times and commonly today, Buddhists cremate the bodies of their dead. The first seven days after death are the most important for final and funereal prayer. Mourning rituals:
Prayers are said weekly, during a 49-day funeral period. It is during this period that the prayers of the mourners are believed to help the deceased during the post-death transformation and awaken their spirit to the true nature of death. Catholism Catholics see death as a passage from this
life to the new, everlasting life promised
by christ. The catholic funeral services is called the mass of the resurrection. The community and the church support mourners through non- religious services like wakes. Eastern Orthodox Orthodox christians believe death is a necessary consequence of human life, due to original sin. The eastern Orthodox hold a special vigil over the dead called the parastases or parinkhida, as a time of contemplation on death. Orthadox christians pray special prayers for the departed god to have mercy on the sould of the dead.