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HOLY WEEK

IN UKRAINE, ON GOOD FRIDAY, THERE IS A NOON SERVICE IN CHURCH CALLED
A ( UKRANIAN WORD HAS BEEN OMITTED BECAUSE ALPHABET COULDN'T BE
DUPLICATED--TRANSLATION FOLLOWS ) (CLOTH IN WHICH JESUS WAS WRAPPED
AFTER DEATH). THE CLOTH IS CARRIED AROUND THE CHURCH 3 TIMES BY THE
4 ELDEST PARISHIONERS, THEN IT'S PLACED BEFORE THE ALTER ( ALTAR )
(HOLY GRAVE), AND ALL THE PEOPLE WALK UP TO IT ON THEIR KNEES AND
KISS IT. DURING ( THE ) SERVICE, RINGING OF BELLS STOPS AND
HAMMERING ON WOOD BEGINS (REPRESENTS MOURNING).

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HOLY SHROUD

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Holy Week

Date learned: 12-03-1967

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Story

WHEN A SEAMAN DIED ABOARD SHIP AND A BURIAL AT SEA
WAS NECESSARY, A PENNY OR OTHER COIN WAS PLACED IN THE
MOUTH OF THE DEAD MAN BY HIS SHIPMATES BEFORE BEING
SEWN UP IN HIS BURIAL SHROUD. THIS COIN WAS FOR OLD
MAN CHARON, SKIPPER OF THE FERRY THAT WOULD SAFELY
CARRY THE DECEASED ACROSS THE RIVER STYX--IF PAID
IN ADVANCE.

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Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: BOOK

Keyword(s): ; BURIAL ; COIN ; Dead ; DEATH ; Ferry ; Lore ; MONEY ; Ocean ; Payment ; River ; SEA ; Ship ; Shroud ; Story ; Styx ; Tale ; Underworld ; VERSE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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