Essentially mourning - a system of rules and prohibitions, which are obliged to comply with family members and relatives of the deceased.Duration of wearing mourning and may be different: 3 days, 9 days, 40 days, 6 months, a year, several years or even a lifetime mourning .This period depends on the degree of closeness to the deceased person.The most severe and prolonged mourning observed in relation to the husband or wife, children and parents.
Sympathy is considered black.Today, however, black has lost its sad destiny.Stylists have long brought him into fashion because o
f the visual effect is slim.However, to emphasize in the appearance of any item or article of clothing dark recent death of a loved one - it is very important to restore the psychological balance.As a rule, women are mourning nye hats or scarves and long dresses, men - black shirt.
According to popular tradition, to 40 days the soul of the deceased is next to the family and the home.This understanding of death left an imprint on the character and mourning.Even if the family did not experience severe grief, they should maintain a humble lifestyle be around the grief, to pray, to limit themselves in contact with other people, to avoid any manifestations of joy and happiness.In Russia it was forbidden to sing, eat sweet foods, drink the wine and go for a walk.
Fasting during mourning and respected not only by Christians but also in many other religions.In addition, a memorial meal is allowed, as a rule, only a simple, traditional food, including special commemorative dishes: jelly, soup or ear, pancakes and kutia.
true believers and grieving soul Orthodox Christians after the death of a relative the most should strive not to external observance of GOVERNMENTAL mourning customs, and to the inner humility, staying in fervent prayer for the deceased person.If the deceased was baptized, should book Prayers - commemoration at 40 liturgies, certainly in the 9th and 40th day after the date of death to visit the church and memorial service every day to pray for the repose of the soul.If the deceased had not been baptized, permissible only home prayer.In memory of the deceased should do good deeds, give alms to all who ask.