Funerals

   The solemn Burial of the Dead (which see). In the Church there is no such thing as "Preaching a Funeral," as it is called, but the reverent and devout committal of the "body to the ground," "looking for the General Resurrection in the last day and the life of the world to come, through our Lord Jesus Christ." Plainness and simplicity should mark so holy a function.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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