What should I wear for my own funeral?
#11
This is an easy one. I will be clothed in my Third Order habit.
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#12
devotedknuckles Wrote:in the buck, with the corks of your fav sotch in your eyes.

Best suggestion so far!

Credo Wrote:Go out in style, as if befitting royalty: propped up at a dinner table, knife and fork in hand, entombed along with all your servants.

Even the ones who are still alive, mwahahaha....


On a serious note, I might possibly consider doing the shroud thing as Cyriacus mentioned. I dunno, this topic isn't necessarily about me in particular, but as a starter for discussions about burial customs in general.
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#13
Magdalene Wrote:This is an easy one. I will be clothed in my Third Order habit.

What does a Third Order habit look like?
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#14
The_Harlequin_King Wrote:I dunno, this topic isn't necessarily about me in particular, but as a starter for discussions about burial customs in general.

Oh in that case, I'm going as cheap as possible.  I don't care what clothes they bury me in at all, and I want them to get the cheapest casket.  They can put it in the back of a pickup and save money on the hearse.  In fact, if it weren't against the Church, I'd just get cremated to save money.

Since I can't be cremated (unless I die of plague) I would like to be in a mausoleum instead of the ground, though, because that is Sicilian tradition.  But, whatever costs less is fine by me.
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#15
The_Harlequin_King Wrote:
Magdalene Wrote:This is an easy one. I will be clothed in my Third Order habit.

What does a Third Order habit look like?

And what is it?  I didn't know Third Orders had special clothes (not being a member of one).  Do all TO's do this, or only certain ones?
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#16
I don't know about you, but I have something like this in mind:
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#17
Cyriacus Wrote:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...shroud.png

Here's an engraving of John Donne posing in a funeral shroud shortly before his death. Sadly, he apostatized to Anglicanism, but I don't imagine there's anything especially objectionable to the shroud. Perhaps there are local customs dictating how a funeral shroud is to be worn and tied?

I imagine you'd go with English custom if so.

In any case, a shroud has trad appeal. Clothes are for neocons.

It looks like a body bag with a face hole.
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#18
The_Harlequin_King Wrote:What do men typically get buried in for traditional Catholic funerals? Just plain black suits? But then, if I wore that, then I'd be wearing the same thing as everyone else, since everyone would go to my funeral in a black suit.... and that's just unacceptable. It'd be like a Stevus funeral.


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Funniest thing I've read here in several days!
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#19
WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote:
Cyriacus Wrote:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...shroud.png

Here's an engraving of John Donne posing in a funeral shroud shortly before his death. Sadly, he apostatized to Anglicanism, but I don't imagine there's anything especially objectionable to the shroud. Perhaps there are local customs dictating how a funeral shroud is to be worn and tied?

I imagine you'd go with English custom if so.

In any case, a shroud has trad appeal. Clothes are for neocons.

It looks like a body bag with a face hole.

Well, here's another image nearly contemporary with that one. Robert Greene, another Early Modern English poet. I have no idea what he's doing, but it's a woodcut from a collection of ballads. He's writing, it seems... But why the shroud? Poets are a gloomy bunch.

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Libra...Shroud.JPG
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#20
Cyriacus Wrote:
WhollyRoaminCatholic Wrote:
Cyriacus Wrote:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co...shroud.png

Here's an engraving of John Donne posing in a funeral shroud shortly before his death. Sadly, he apostatized to Anglicanism, but I don't imagine there's anything especially objectionable to the shroud. Perhaps there are local customs dictating how a funeral shroud is to be worn and tied?

I imagine you'd go with English custom if so.

In any case, a shroud has trad appeal. Clothes are for neocons.

It looks like a body bag with a face hole.

Well, here's another image nearly contemporary with that one. Robert Greene, another Early Modern English poet. I have no idea what he's doing, but it's a woodcut from a collection of ballads. He's writing, it seems... But why the shroud? Poets are a gloomy bunch.

http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Libra...Shroud.JPG

It actually looks like he's typing something.  One handed.
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