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Subject: [DVHH] Capellanus/Parochus/Chapels/Dance Halls
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 12:44:24 EDT
One other thought on this subject, from a slightly different angle: since
someone mentioned that the Priest needed to oversee the Chapain, you might also
consider that this was one of those times when the Priest assisted at the
funeral performed by the Chaplain (instead of vice versa) as part of his
(Chaplain's) 'learning experience' on the way to becoming a Priest. He may very well
have assisted the Priest at the other funerals during that 7 day period. (It is,
however, possible that the Priest was not available at the time your relative
died and therefore the Chaplain performed the service. Necessity, as well as
experience, could have determined his performing the service.)
Isn't it interesting what one little piece of information can do to make a
more complete picture in one's mind. Now you can picture the funeral being
performed with a couple of possibilities; therefore you can 'see' the event better
and in a more meaningful manner.
In Katymar they had a small chapel near the cemetery where the funerals were
performed, a much more intimate feeling for the service. From the pictures, it
looks to have been large enough to hold MAYBE 25 people, although I could be
wrong about this. It definitely was small, convenient to the cemetery, and
would have left the Church free for other events of a happier nature.
This brings up another thought: Since the Bunyevac (sp?) had their own
cemetery, did they also have a small chapel at their cemetery for their funerals?
(In Katymar, at least in the latter years, the Roman Catholic Sunday Masses were
divided into 3 services: one for the Hungarians, one for the Germans, and one
for the Bunyevac.) I've never heard about any other funeral chapels other
than the one at the Catholic cemetery, but it would be resonable to assume each
cemetery had its own. The Bunyevac had their own dance hall, so probably the
same was true for these funeral chapels.
In a message dated 11.3.07 8:25:17 PM, writes:
<< Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my question regarding the
difference between a Chaplain and Parish Priest. Although I am of the
Catholic Faith, when I hear the term Chaplain I think of it being Clergy in
the Military Service and not someone performing pastoral duties at a parish
so I was surprised to see that term used.
I apologize for not making myself clear regarding the 7 day time span. I
should have said this gg Uncle was buried on Aug. 10, 1834 and within the
next 7 days 3 more people were buried - all by the Parish Priest. He was
the only one buried by the Chaplain. He was 22 years of age at time of his
death. My first thought was possibly he was in the military and that was
why he was buried by the Chaplain but the record gives no clue that my
assumption would be right. Kurt's idea that the Parish Priest was probably
not available that day is probably more in line with what really happened.
Thanks again for all your information.
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