Memorial Service (Orthodox)
A memorial service (Greek: μνημόσυνον, mnemósynon, "memorial", or παραστάς, parastás, "wake"; Slavic: панихида, panikhída, Romanian: parastas) is a liturgical observance in honor of the departed which is served in the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic Churches.
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... A very abbreviated form of the memorialservice is called the Lity (or Liti or Litia), which consists only of the concluding portion of the regular memorialservice ...
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