No Cross at Grave of 19-year-old Who Hanged Himself on a Tree in Russia

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19-year-old Denis from Russia hanged himself on a tree using a car rope and was buried without a cross because suicide is considered a sin in Orthodox christianity. Only his dad and some journalists attended the funeral. His grave was marked with a wooden plank and his name printed on a piece of paper.

 

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Yes sad. That used to be the practice in Britain - suicides were buried on unconsecrated ground, often beside roads or on boundaries. No pics of his body, I take it?
 

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Nope.
 

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19-year-old Denis from Russia hanged himself on a tree using a car rope and was buried without a cross because suicide is considered a sin in Orthodox christianity. Only his dad and some journalists attended the funeral. His grave was marked with a wooden plank and his name printed on a piece of paper.

Quite a set of flower arrangements in the background of that cemetery. Does that suggest that the others died more "Holy" deaths????
 
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