commemoration of the dead

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  • Even the stone-carver is not permitted to use his chisel until they have decided how far love or pride may go in commemoration of the dead. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 14, No. 82, August, 1864, by Various
  • Day of the Dead is a lively and communal commemoration of the dead.
  • At Athens the great Commemoration of the Dead fell in spring about the middle of March, when the early flowers are in bloom. Cited from The Golden Bough, by James George Frazer
  • The Commission drew a distinction between individual commemoration of the dead and more general monuments such as battle exploits and regimental memorials.
  • Early November, when the leaves are falling, and all around speaks of mortality, is a fitting time for the commemoration of the dead. Cited from Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan,Clement A. Miles
  • A year after, also, there should be a particular commemoration of the dead, and some of the property of the deceased should be given to the poor in remembrance of him. Cited from Purgatory, by Mary Anne Madden Sadlier
  • Other monks held that the commemoration of the dead has a Resurrection theme in every Liturgical celebration.
  • Commemoration of the dead actually begins on the feast day of Saint Luke on October 18.
  • As a commemoration of the dead, the rosatio developed from the custom of placing flowers at burial sites.
  • In the Lutheran churches, such as the Church of Sweden, it assumes a role of general commemoration of the dead.
  • EPITAPH, an inscription placed on a tombstone in commemoration of the dead interred below. Cited from The Nuttall Encyclopaedia, Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Forecourts were likely the venue of ritual practices connected with the burial and commemoration of the dead in the past societies that built these types of tombs.
  • A prayer recited in commemoration of the dead. Cited from In Those Days, by Jehudah Steinberg
  • It is the first of the four main school festivals, alongside Christmas, Carnestoltes and St George's Day, without reference to ritual or commemoration of the dead.
  • All the brethren of the gild, dressed in common suits of livery, walked in procession from their hall or meeting room to the church, performed their devotions and joined in the services in commemoration of the dead. Cited from An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England, Cheyney
  • The present course of lectures on a special subject has made no pretension to present the religious aspect of Positivism, and I shall not venture to intrude on one of its gravest functions the due commemoration of the dead. Cited from John Stuart Mill; His Life and Works, by Authors
  • Saturday of Souls (or Soul Saturday) is a day set aside for commemoration of the dead within the liturgical year of the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic Churches.
  • Willis nevertheless continued to keep the beacon on Shark's Island alight; but he regarded it more as a sepulchral lamp in commemoration of the dead, than as a signal for the living. Cited from Willis the Pilot, by Johanna Spyri
  • It seems that the tradition of eating these foods comes from the fact that during All Saints' night, the night before All Souls' Day in the Christian tradition, bell ringers would ring bells in commemoration of the dead into the early morning.
  • The Hall of Remembrance was a series of paintings and sculptures commissioned, in 1918, by the British War Memorials Committee of the British Ministry of Information in commemoration of the dead of World War One.
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