BOOK OF THE NAMES OF THE DEAD, 2ND EDITION
Christian communities remember the names of their dead, especially in the month of November. This month is called the Month of All Souls. During this time, many churches 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. In most parishes, this one volume will be large enough to receive names over many years.
On the title page there are two thin lines. These may be used to inscribe (perhaps in calligraphy) the name of your parish and the years when this book was used to record names.
There are also lines on the pages themselves on which parishioners may write the names of their loved ones. Beautifully inscribed on these pages are English quotations from the Order of Christian Funerals. These poetic texts may be a source of inspiration and comfort during times of grief.