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To: Salvation

The symbolism of this event is marvellous


4 posted on 01/09/2011 3:20:27 AM PST by Cronos (Bobby Jindal 2012)
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To: Cronos

How about the symbolism used at funerals too, and the connection with baptism

1. Easter candle — light of Christ at both
2. Cross traced on forehead of person to be baptized — Cross (crucifix) place on to of the coffin or given to the family in the case of an ashuary.
3. Holy water for Baptism, Holy Water sprinkled on the casket/ashes are they are blessed.
4. White baptismal garment and the white pall that is placed over the casket or a smaller pall for an ashuary.
5. Baptism = entrance into church and the funeral Mass symbolizes the exit from this earthly life in the Church

Am I forgetting anything?

Amazing, isn’t it?


5 posted on 01/09/2011 1:30:23 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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