Evening Service for the House of Mourning

EVENING SERVICE FOR THE HOUSE OF MOURNING. . . ,Scriptural Selection8. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and benefigent in all his works. He it is who forgiveth all thy iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases ; who redeelneth thy ...




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A Chronicle of Grief

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) And then there is this from Ecclesiastes 7:2-4: It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart.

Author: Mel Lawrenz

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839224

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Have you, or someone you love, experienced the devastation of a traumatic loss? In this raw, vivid narrative, Pastor Mel Lawrenz chronicles how his family struggled to survive the sudden death of their beloved daughter. For anyone whose life has been turned upside down by grief, this beautiful memoir offers hope and companionship.


Hence it is easy to perceive bow the house of mourning may be fitly spoken of as a house of Divine appointment . 2. The house of feasting a purely human institution . Not that feasting and dancing , considered in themselves , are sinful ...

Author: William John Deane



Category: Bible

Page: 321

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The Journey Through Grief and Loss

Willmar Center for Bereaved Children PO Box 1374 Sonoma, CA 95476 707–935-1946 707–935-1770 fax * Dawn's Light: A Center for Children and Adults in Grief PO Box 4733 591 South Washington Street, Suite B Our House—A Grief Support Center ...

Author: Robert Zucker

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429970499

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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When adults face a significant loss, they must grapple with their own profound grief, and they are often called upon to nurture and support their grieving children. This is the first book to address this very common dual grieving challenge. As a practicing psychotherapist for twenty-nine years, Robert Zucker can offer parents and other concerned readers important insights into managing their own grief while supporting their grieving children. He offers: • Understanding how adults and children grieve differently • Learning how to explain the meaning of death to children • Knowing what to do when grief gets complicated • Deciding when they and/or their child need counseling • Helping their family members stay connected with loved ones even after death. For the countless parents who have tried blocking out their own grief in order to be available to their child, Robert Zucker provides a measure of comfort. This book will reassure readers that a grieving parent can still be an effective parent.

Grief and Women Writers in the English Renaissance

Mourning for another and mourning for oneself were particularly understood to be mutually edifying processes with similar terms. ... 39Funeral sermons often quote both Ecclesiastes 7:4 – “It is better to go to the house of mourning, ...

Author: Elizabeth Hodgson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107079985

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book examines the way in which early modern women writers conceived of grief and the relationship between the dead and the living.

Writing Grief

The first and last stories of A Bird in the House , “ The Sound of the Singing ” and “ Jericho's Brick Battlements , " frame the retrospective narrative Vanessa constructs in “ To Set Our House in Order , " " A Bird in the House ...

Author: Christian Riegel

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887553974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Margaret Laurence's much admired Manawaka fiction - The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners – has achieved remarkable recognition for its compassionate portrayal of the attempt to find meaning and peace in ordinary life. In Writing Grief, Christian Riegel argues that the protagonists in these books achieve resolution through acts of mourning, placing this fiction within the larger tradition of writing that explores the nuances and strategies of mourning. Riegel's analysis alludes to sociological and literary antecedants of the study of mourning, including the tradition of elegy, from Derrida and Lacan to Freud, van Gennep, and Milton. The "work" of mourning is necessary to move from a state of emotional paralysis to one of acceptance and active engagement. Laurence's characters "perform the work of mourning ... returning over and over again to the key issues relating to loss," and, as Riegel's close examination of the texts suggests, are changed thereafter fundamentally and significantly. As an important study of one aspect of Laurence's oeuvre, Writing Grief not only illustrates how Laurence's own preoccupations with mourning are figured, but also how different ways of working through grief result in renewed potential for consolation and connection, and "a renewed definition of self."

Purging the Grief

While she and Elizabeth still slept, I quietly walked across the house and into Jacob's bedroom. My eyes carefully scanned the contents of his room, taking inventory of everything I saw: in his closets; on his desk; affixed to the walls ...

Author: Douglas Hughes

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456751662

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

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ON A QUIET SUNDAY MORNING , 16 year old Jacob Hughes was returning to a BOY SCOUT camp to fifi nish his youth leadership training. Less than 90 minutes after leaving home, the car he was driving crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into another sedan. Consequently, he and the other driver died at the scene. Is there anything on earth worse than witnessing your childs death? How about living each day and never knowing his or her whereabouts? Jacobs family never experienced the latter. However, when the state trooper read the DEATH NOTICE that Sunday morning, their lives were shaken to the core. How long should parents grieve when the one they loved died so tragically? His father wanted to die rather than live another day with the insufferable truth. Rather than bear the pain indefifi nitely, Douglas chose to PURGE THE GRIEF by writing about it. In essence, he looked at all the themes and events surrounding this tragedy and put them into a reader-friendly narrative. He expanded his thoughts to include many reflfl ections, stories which are connected affectionately or historically in some manner. By persevering through the psychological and emotional storms, God gently strengthened his faith and restored unity to his family.

A Peace After Grief

Stories for Those Who Grieve Tristan A. Watson. Family started arriving and I had to ... The limousines eased next to the curb in front of my house, and all I could do was sit there for a brief second. Everything was happening fast, ...

Author: Tristan A. Watson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466911484

Category: Reference

Page: 364

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Undeniably, we as a people come from different backgrounds, different religions, and divergent cultures. However, one common thing for those of us who have lost someone significant in our lives is the deep-rooted pain and heartache death can bring. People are looking for answers, guidance, and wants to know if anyone else has experienced a tragedy similar to their own. A Peace After Grief reaches out to those who grieve, dealing with existent issues readers can relate to such as death of a parent, child, spouse, student, sibling, and an array of others. The uniqueness of Tristan Watson's A Peace After Grief is not only that it is written in a sensitive manner, but it also reveals the rawest form of emotion and grief felt by those who suffer a loss. An exemption from death is not possible, and for those who have experienced the devastation and tragedy of losing someone, A Peace After Grief is a must read. This collection of stories is a first step for those who still need to center their grief and try to come to a place of acceptance. Though the pain and grief may be hard to bear, it is possible to receive a peace after grief.

The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving

There might be little time to grieve. You might be numb throughout the process. Or you might pack and cry at the same time. Unless you're single and you live alone, the loss of the house affects your whole family.

Author: Debra Holland, MS, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110154287X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Debra Holland, a psychotherapist and specialist in grief counseling, shares her indispensable knowledge in The Essential Guide to Grief and Grieving, tackling the difficult questions about how men and women, young and old, cope with loss. This accessible, inspiring, and insightful guide helps readers understand the various kinds and levels of grief, how people are trained to experience grief, the theories concerning the stages in the journey of grief, and ways to get through the pain and achieve some level of comfort. - Includes solid concrete advice to help the healing process. - Features dozens of real-life stories. - Helpful for those who counsel the grieving as well as those who've experienced loss.

Epic Grief

Now you go down to the house of Death in the secret places of the earth, and left me here behind in the sorrow of mourning, a widow in your house, and the boy is only a baby who was born to you and me, the unfortunate.

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110896257

Category: History

Page: 240

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This study of the gooi or personal laments in Homer´s Iliad once and for all articulates the poetic techniques regulating this type of speech. Oral theory, narratology, semiotics, rhethorical analysis are deftly applied to explore the ways personal laments develop principal epic themes and unravel narrative threads weaving the thematical texture of the entire Iliad (and beyond).

The Pursuit of Happiness

"This is a house of grief." Mrs. Conroy appeared behind her and spoke over her shoulder. "It was her mother," she said. "I came because I wanted you to know how much I regret what happened." "Well, you better leave now.

Author: Thomas Rogers

Publisher: New American Library of Canada


Category: Nineteen sixties

Page: 237

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No Place for Grief

Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine Lotte Buch Segal ... Fatemeh, Yasmin, and other women living in ad-dݕr (the house) of their in-laws each had their own, separate flat with as-salon, a family living room, ...

Author: Lotte Buch Segal

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081229288X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Westerners 'know' Palestine through images of war and people in immediate distress. Yet this focus has as its consequence that other, less spectacular stories of daily distress are rarely told. Those seldom noticed are the women behind the men who engage in armed resistance against the military occupation: wives of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli detention and the widows of the martyrs. In Palestine, being related to a detainee serving a sentence for participation in the resistance activities against Israel is a source of pride. Consequently, the wives of detainees are expected to sustain these relationships through steadfast endurance, no matter the effects upon the marriage or family. Often people, media, and academic studies address the dramatic violence and direct affliction of the Palestinians. Lotte Buch Segal takes a different approach, and offers a glimpse of the lives, and the contradictory emotions, of the families of both detainees and martyrs through an in-depth ethnographic investigation. No Place for Grief asks us to think about what it means to grieve when that which is grieved does not lend itself to a language of loss and mourning. What does it mean to "endure" when ordinary life is engulfed by the emotional labor required to withstand the pressures placed on Palestinian families by sustained imprisonment and bereavement? Despite an elaborate repertoire of narrative styles, laments, poetry, and performance of bodily gestures through which mourning can be articulated, including the mourning tied to a political cause, Buch Segal contends that these forms of expression are inadequate to the sorrow endured by detainees' wives. No Place for Grief reveals a new language that describes the entanglement of absence and intimacy, endurance and everyday life, and advances an understanding of loss, mourning, and grief in contemporary Palestine.

Swedish Ventures in Cameroon 1883 1923

If a child dies, then the mother blackens her face as a sign of grief. All who have died a natural death are buried inside the house. If a man has fallen in battle or been murdered, then he is buried outside the house at its front wall.

Author: Shirley Ardener

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782388710

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The 1880s were a critical time in Cameroon. A German warship arrived in the Douala estuary and proclaimed Cameroon a protectorate. At that time, two Swedes, Knutson and Waldau, were living on the upper slopes of the Cameroon Mountain. Very little is known about their activities. One, Knutson, wrote a long memoir of his time in Cameroon (1883-1895) which is published here for the first time. It gives fascinating insights into everyday life in Cameroon and into the multifaceted relationships among the various Europeans, and between them and the Africans, at the end of the 19th century; we learn about the Swedes' quarrels first with the Germans and later with the British, over land purchases, thus revealing the origins of long on-going disputes over Bakweri lands. We are given vivid descriptions of Bakweri notables and their, and the Europeans', cultural practices, a rare eye-witness account of the sasswood witchcraft ordeal, and learn about Knutson's friendships with slaves. Together with appended contemporary correspondence, legal opinions, and early (translated) texts, this memoir must be considered as a unique and invaluable primary source for the pre-colonial history of Cameroon.

Parent Grief

The Anger of Grief as Metaphor Language about any feeling may include words that measure the intensity of the feeling . ... cause she ( Louise : leaving ) wanted , she'd want to leave , and get out , because ... she hated the house .

Author: Paul C. Rosenblatt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583910344

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

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Explores what couple and individual stories say and do not say about the child's dying and death and about parent grief. The author uses narratives as his tool for the introduction and exploration of the many facets of parental grief.

Figuring Grief

The incorporation is thus figured in the reversed analogy of nature , equating love with eventual grief and death . ... An omniscient narrator describes the house where the daughter is born using a simile that borders on prosopopoeia ...

Author: Karen E. Smythe

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077356361X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The title, Figuring Grief, refers to the narrative process whereby mourning is depicted. In her textual analysis, Smythe explores various connections between representation and consolation. Drawing on genre and narratological theory, she outlines the development of the "fiction-elegy" as a sub-genre and suggests that the modernist writings of Woolf and Joyce are paradigmatic examples of the form. She then uses these paradigms as suggestive "reading models" for the interpretation of works by Gallant, Munro, and other contemporary fiction-elegists. Figuring Grief offers new readings of specific works and suggests that new ways of reading are both demanded and rewarded by a poetics of elegy.

No Name

But one mind still held. possession of its resources — but one guiding spirit now moved helpfully in the house of mourning. If Miss Garth's early days had been passed as calmly and as happily as her later life at Combe- Raven she might ...

Author: Wilkie Collins




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The Ladies Repository

The sacred Sabbath sun with him the awful burlesque on grief , too often Yet lingered in the east , and scarce had reached The third degree upon the dial's face , practiced , by making the house of mourning a scene of fashionable ...






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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Mrs. D.seemed tobe stuck in her grief,andshe justdidn't appear open orwilling to adjust to thenew environment without her son. Her husband moved outof the house, complicating her grief even more. She was notonly grieving her son's death ...

Author: Robert A. Neimeyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113689456X

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society is an authoritative guide to the study of and work with major themes in bereavement. Its chapters synthesize the best of research-based conceptualization and clinical wisdom across 30 of the most important topics in the field. The volume’s contributors come from around the world, and their work reflects a level of cultural awareness of the diversity and universality of bereavement and its challenges that has rarely been approximated by other volumes. This is a readable, engaging, and comprehensive book that will share the most important scientific and applied work on the contemporary scene with a broad international audience, and as such, it will be an essential addition to anyone with a serious interest in death, dying, and bereavement.