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  •  the pall may look like a flag but it is not (4+ / 0-)

    i've been to a lot of funerals and never seen the Episcopal Church flag used as a pall...

    the white or purple cloth with the cross in the middle looks like a flag, i suppose.

    and you are right about the reason for the pall.  it is the same reason altar servers wear white albs, no one can tell whether they have fancy clothes or patched up rags under their vestments

    "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."

    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 07:13:48 AM PDT

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    •  As a general rule, I try to avoid funerals (2+ / 0-)
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      TrueBlueMajority, on the cusp

      I have seen the flag used as a pall, but when I think back on it, the deceased was an Episcopal priest who died of cancer way too young.  It may be the flag was used by special request of him or his family.  He was a friend, but we were not close, I don't really remember many of the details--that was in 1969.  

      My wife was cremated, and her urn was draped with the MacBeth tartan, which had been her wish.  It was buried with her.  When I can bring myself to do it, I will be writing a diary about her, with pictures.

      The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

      by Otteray Scribe on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 10:52:23 AM PDT

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