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Questions tagged [burial]

the act of putting a dead person or animal under ground

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Do the Rogue Pits of cemeteries still exist?

In the not-so-good old days, there used to be an annexe to the Christian cemetery, called Rogue Pit in some places, where members who had commited suicide or had lived sinful public life would be ...
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Why does the Catholic Church prefer burials over cremation?

In a copy of Order of Christian Funerals that my deacon owns, it says this regarding burial and cremation: 413 Although cremation is now permitted by the Church, it does not enjoy the same value as ...
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Why is the interlocking-squares (gammadia) a symbol of the Melchizedek Priesthood?

I was reading about the relatively new discovery of the Apostle Phillip's gravesite in Turkey, and it briefly mentioned that the square was represented in his grave and it was significant because the ...
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Are Catholics expected to bury amputated body parts in a cemetery?

I remember seeing, some forty years ago, the Catholic family of a cancer patient burying his amputated leg in the local cemetery. I do not know if Christians all over the world still practice such ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that destroying a grave or body is an act of desecration?

I was reading an old article published in Christian Today on July 17, 2014, in which Brownie Marie reported that ISIS desecrated the tomb of Jonah, and were burning churches. The only thing I could ...
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What should I expect at a Roman Catholic funeral?

A funeral notice announces a "mass of Christian burial" (at a Roman Catholic church in the US) followed by a burial followed by a luncheon. As an outsider I have a few questions about what to expect: ...
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Why are people traditionally buried facing east?

During a burial today, I noticed the coffin was buried facing east. Where does this Christian tradition come from?
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According to the Bible, is cremation an acceptable Christian practice?

I have heard some people speak against cremation for Christians, because of the ties it has to some eastern religions. But what does the Bible actually say about cremation, or any other burial ...