Guide to Conduct and...


Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Appendix: Ceremonial Texts

Part Two: Ceremonial Texts for the Formalities concerning Family Affairs

31. Address to a Deceased Parent at Final Deliverance Service

On in the Won Era, we, your children, and , humbly express a few mourning words before your deceased spirit. With the ceaseless passing of time, 49 days have gone by since you passed away, and it is now time for us to hold the final service in your memory. It seems again as though we have no one to turn to and we feel only the impermanence of all things when we look up in the heavens, look down on earth, or look at myriad things. Where will we ever see manners so full of loving-kindness and compassion and hear heart-touching instructions again? , when you gave birth to us… (From here on, follow the text of 27. the Address to a Deceased Parent at the Processional Ceremony with appropriate modifications.)