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photoblog image Soest, St. Pauli  with Columbarium

Soest, St. Pauli with Columbarium

 

New ways of commemorating the dead dears are popular in our country, one of them is the so-called columbarium. There are niches where the urns are preserved. In St. Pauli the columbarium is a part of the old Gothic church itself, built up in the background of the nave as you can see on two pics. Some niches are already 'occupied', others can be bought at life time as the aunt of a friend did we visited before in a seniorhome. It was moving to listen to her speaking quite openly about her own death. The community of living and dead persons during a church service might be a fine Christian idea, but I'm not sure if this way of commemorating the dead would correspond to my personal wish. A cemetery which reflects the seasonal changes of the year is rather a place where I could find my last rest.

In this month which is now ending there were five days to commemorate the dead. After the last Sunday before Advent on which the dead are commemorated the Christmas Markets all over our country have been opened.

 

Sorry, I cannot comment and reply on your comments in this weekend, because I'm taking part in a drama workshop at the university about Lessing's tragedy "Miss Sara Sampson" (1755) which is performed in our theatre. Furthermore American friends are visiting me.

Soest, St. Pauli with Columbarium

 

New ways of commemorating the dead dears are popular in our country, one of them is the so-called columbarium. There are niches where the urns are preserved. In St. Pauli the columbarium is a part of the old Gothic church itself, built up in the background of the nave as you can see on two pics. Some niches are already 'occupied', others can be bought at life time as the aunt of a friend did we visited before in a seniorhome. It was moving to listen to her speaking quite openly about her own death. The community of living and dead persons during a church service might be a fine Christian idea, but I'm not sure if this way of commemorating the dead would correspond to my personal wish. A cemetery which reflects the seasonal changes of the year is rather a place where I could find my last rest.

In this month which is now ending there were five days to commemorate the dead. After the last Sunday before Advent on which the dead are commemorated the Christmas Markets all over our country have been opened.

 

Sorry, I cannot comment and reply on your comments in this weekend, because I'm taking part in a drama workshop at the university about Lessing's tragedy "Miss Sara Sampson" (1755) which is performed in our theatre. Furthermore American friends are visiting me.

comments (10)

This is most interesting how you can purchase your last resting place in advance Philine... enjoy your weekend with your friends and the drama workshop....petersmile
Very interesting!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2013, 07:06
Very interesting notes, Philine. I wouldn't want to one of the niches when I'm no longer here but neither do I want to be buried in the ground. I can see me being scattered somewhere in the lake District. Not the thing to be thinking about today, though! I hope your workshop was enjoyable and that your American friends encourage you to visit them in their home country smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2013, 07:41
I am not sure either about putting the dead in niches either Philine - but I have many happy memories of beautiful Soest
I remember Soest. Sounds like you will be having a very busy but enjoyable weekend Philine
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 30 Nov 2013, 08:13
A curious idea ...
Nice montage and interesting comment
A strange idea to me Philine! I like the mystical light of your middle picture.
very educative Phillne...lovely Collage
  • Emma
  • France
  • 1 Dec 2013, 12:47
Montage accompli
visite réussie !

Bon dimanche Philine
amicalement, Emma

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