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Greek Episcopal Funeral Practices

drewmeister2

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Can anyone tell me more about the funeral practice of buring Greek bishops sitting in a chair?  For reference, go here: http://www.orthodox-christianity.net/andreas-funeral/funeral-andreas.html to see what I mean.  (While this is an Old Calendarist website, my intent is not to start a debate on Old Calendarism, so please keep it on topic :)).
 

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To help keep this on the topic of your I moved your post into Liturgy since it is dealing with a liturgical practice.

I have never seen anything documented on the practice but I know that the practice in the Patriarchate of Antioch is that only the Patriarch is sat in his throne but then eventually placed in a coffin before burial. It is very possible that this practiced developed like many of our episcopal liturgical practices developed, the Patriarch does it so it must be the way a Bishop does it. 
 

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The only other place I have seen this is in the funeral pictures of a Catholicos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, His Holiness Mar Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews 11:

http://www.orthodoxherald.com/photogallery1.asp

The thread I got this from is here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,8057.0.html
 
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