What is departed?

  • (adj): Not present; having left.
    Example: "The departed guests"
    Synonyms: away, gone
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on departed:

Radonitsa - Practices
... does not prescribe any special prayers for the departed on these days, the memorial is kept as a pious custom ... the cross, followed by the faithful, to visit the graves of departed believers either in churchyards or in cemeteries ... coming forth from the Tomb, on the graves of the departed, saluting them with the traditional paschal greeting "Christ is Risen!" This practice is both to remind the faithful of the General Resurrection of ...
Christian Burial - Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Burial Ritual - Ceremony in The Church - Divine Liturgy For The Departed
... Divine Liturgy takes place as usual, with the addition of special hymns for the departed ... There will also be a special ektenia (litany) for the departed, and at the end another Panikhida will be served around the coffin ...
Pentecostarion - Afterfeast of Pascha - Thomas Sunday - Radonitza
... Radonitza (Russian "Day of Rejoicing"), is a day of commemoration of the departed ... Because the celebration of any memorial service for the departed is forbidden from Holy Thursday through Thomas Sunday, a popular tradition has arisen of visiting the graves of departed loved ones and chanting ... to visit cemeteries and serve memorial services, and to give alms in the name of the departed ...
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... Amazons of Themyscira departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite Crisis #3) Artemis of Bana-Mighdall departed from regular plane of existence (Infinite ...
Christian Burial - Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Burial Ritual - Offerings
... The departed are also commemorated regularly during the Proskomedie of the Divine Liturgy ... The name of the departed is given to the priest, who then removes a particle of bread from the prosphoron (loaf of bread) offered for the Liturgy ... In the Russian usage, there is a separate prosphoron for the departed, from which these memorial particles are taken ...

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Famous quotes containing the word departed:

    I, in my pleached garden, watched the pomp,
    Forgot my morning wishes, hastily
    Took a few herbs and apples, and the Day
    Turned and departed silent. I, too late,
    Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Hetty [Burney’s sister] set down to the harpsichord and sung ... we departed this life of anguish and misery, and rested our weary souls in the Elysian field—my papa’s study—there, freed from the noise and bustle of the world enjoyed the harmony of chattering—and the melody of music!
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    Leonid Ivanovich Shigaev is dead.... The suspension dots, customary in Russian obituaries, must represent the footprints of words that have departed on tiptoe, in reverent single file, leaving their tracks on the marble....
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