The Book of the Names of the Dead / Libro con los nombres de los difuntos
Hardcover | 9 x 12 | 128 pages | Language: Bilingual: English & Spanish
Christian communities remember the names of their dead. This is especially true during November, a month traditionally known as the Month of All Souls. During this time, many faith communities have the custom of giving a place of honor to a book in which parishioners write the names of their dead.
This is such a book. It has been carefully prepared—in its dimensions, paper, binding, and art—to be both beautiful and worthy of its task. The cover of this book is beautifully designed with the Greek symbols for “alpha” and “omega”, a reference to Christ as the beginning and the end. On each page are both English and Spanish quotations taken from the Order of Christian Funerals, and lines on which to inscribe names.
This book also includes a product supplement page that explains the tradition(s) associated with the book, important theological concepts surrounding its use, and other important information. Users will receive access to an online PDF of this document for use as a bulletin insert or as a catechetical aid.