How to use Funerals in a sentence
But the funerals of the kings were much more elaborate.
How many twenty-six-year-olds planned their own funerals?
Paeans were sung at the festivals of Apollo (especially the Hyacinthia), at banquets, and later even at public funerals.
He shall visit the sick and those returned from a journey, and attend funerals.
Prayers for the dead, attendance at funerals of gildsmen, periodical banquets, the solemn entrance oath, fines for neglect of duty and for improper conduct, contributions to a common purse, mutual assistance in distress, periodical meetings in the gildhall, - in short, all the characteristic features of the later gilds already appear in the statutes of these Anglo-Saxon fraternities.Advertisement
Alms were often given even to non-gildsmen; lights were supported at certain altars; feasts and processions were held periodically; the funerals of brethren were attended; and masses for the dead were provided from the common purse or from special contributions made by the gildsmen.
The former was now mixed with Latin and classical expressions; much of the literature consists of fulsome panegyric, verses written on the marriages and funerals of nobles, with conceits and fantastic ideas, devoid of all taste, drawn from their coats of arms. The poets of this period are, as may be imagined, in most cases mere rhymesters; there are, however, a few whose names are worth recapitulating, such as Waclaw Potocki (c. 1622 - c. 1696), now known to have been the author of the Wojna Chocimska, or "War of Khotin," the same campaign which afterwards formed the subject of the epic of Krasicki.
The prayer in the burial service, as in the Communion service, contained distinct intercessions for the departed; and a form of Holy Communion was provided for use at funerals with proper introit, collect, epistle and gospel.
In 1848 another mission station was established at Bimbia, the king agreeing to abolish human sacrifices at the funerals of his great men.
Elaborate ceremonies are observed at funerals.Advertisement
The women of the peasants of Upper Egypt perform strange dances, &c., at funerals, which are regarded partly as relics of ancient Egyptian customs.
They are charged especially with the care of sick priests and in case of death with the celebration of their funerals and the charge of their vacant parishes.
Marriage had only brought a mournful series of infant funerals.
In Rome they wore the toga, perhaps girded up; on a campaign and at the celebration of a triumph, the red military cloak (sagulum); at funerals, black.
Still less satisfactory, from this standpoint, is the attempt to compile statistics of religious belief from the registrar-general's report on the number of marriages celebrated in the places of worship of the various denominations; for among those who are practically attached to no religious body, and even some Nonconformists, a prejudice survives in favour of having their marriages celebrated and their funerals conducted by the clergy of the Established Church.Advertisement
Akin to this procession also are the others connected with royal functions; coronations, funerals.
Funerals were also times of much feasting, and at the death of people of rank and wealth numbers of bullocks were and are still killed.
They may have been the main caregiver or have arranged funerals or tied up affairs for family or loved ones.
The Humanist Society of Scotland provides trained celebrants to conduct non-religious ceremonies, as alternatives to traditional funerals.
They are wonderful additions to weddings, anniversaries, funerals, memorials, birthdays, holidays, ceremonies, and even corporate events.Advertisement
Taraful din Baia is an active touring group playing at births, baptisms, weddings and funerals.
He is not marrying, not fitting in, not settling down, not sticking around to organize funerals.
The Funeral Company, Milton Keynes provides a range of services, from green funerals to horse-drawn hearses.
But, then, I take funerals, and know the manifold heartache with which one tries to deal.
Whether the departed spirits tenanted them according to the Chinese belief is not recorded; though it probably was so, for at funerals they might be carried, like the images of the gods in Lectisternia (see Image Worship), on couches before the corpse.Advertisement
Tapers seem to have been carried, not only at royal funerals, until well into the 18th century (see Lights, Ceremonial).
The recessional hymn at funerals is almost always ' God be with you ' til we meet again '.
The May-December romances ended with funerals for five elderly men, all wooed by younger women.
Graduation parties, communions and funerals are far more serious events as they deal with mature transitions, spiritual issues and even death.
Other occasions when the suit might be worn include birthdays, funerals, weddings and trips to the theater or orchestra.Advertisement
You will find them at weddings and funerals, as well as with the traditional holiday merriment.
Not only do men need suits for work, but they may also wear them to funerals, church services, weddings and any events where casual dressing just won't do.
Black shirts can be worn to evening weddings, funerals and to affairs that are more formal.
In addition, men wear suits for other occasions such as job interviews, weddings, funerals and even parties.
Even children of this age can participate in funerals or other death rituals.Advertisement
In addition, funerals and other death rituals are important to children as well as adults.
There was a celebratory dance for weddings and religious observances, and also more somber dances for funerals and war time.
The traditions for Jewish funerals are similar for traditional and Reform Jews.
One of the most important traditions for Jewish funerals is the preparation of the body for burial.
According to the traditions of Jewish funerals, the body must be buried as soon as possible.Advertisement
This amphitheater hosts ceremonies and funerals that are often broadcast on television.
The funerals therefore are done quickly after a person has died.
From Irish funerals to Egyptian sacrificial burials, you can find it here.
When a child dies, funerals or memorial services are usually held to remember that young one's life.
The best poems for funerals vary depending on the loved one in which they are honoring.Advertisement
There is no one size fits all poem for funerals.
Just as the best poem for funerals varies, there are no rules regarding the length and style of your poem.
Funerals are held weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m, excluding federal holidays.
Many of the rituals surrounding Jewish funerals, and which are found on this list of Jewish funeral traditions, are carried out by a burial society known as the chevra kadisha.
Jewish funerals are always performed with the coffin lid closed, but family members may view the deceased before the lid is shut.Advertisement
These traditional masks continue to be used today in ceremonial events such as funerals, processions, weddings and religious rituals.
They are also used in praying to the gods of fortune and for soothing the departed soul at funerals.
We saw each other for two consecutive days because of family funerals and we started talking more.
Trying to choose just 10 memorable soap opera moments from 75 years of love, lust, envy, revenge, weddings, funerals and drama is an impossible task.
Even those with jobs that allow them to dress down in blue jeans and flip flops will have occasions, such as weddings or funerals, when a dressier look is called for.
They perform ceremonial duties at funerals, special events and at national monuments.
A cure, in addition to his regular salary, received fees for baptisms, marriages, funerals and special masses, and had the benefit of a free house called a presbytre.
After Whitsuntide what remained was made into smaller candles for the funerals of the poor.
Monks or bonzes are very numerous; they live by alms and in return they teach the young to read, and superintend coronations, marriages, funerals and the other ceremonials which play a large part in the lives of the Cambodians.
White is worn at the funerals of children.
Libitina was the goddess of funerals; her officers were the Libitinarii our undertakers; her temple in which all business connected with the last rites was transacted, in which the account of deaths - ratio Libitinae - was kept, served the purpose of a register office."
Oftener, however, they were mere masques worn at funerals by men who personated the ancestors and wore their robes of office.