810. Formal Condolence

John 11:19
John 11:1919And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. (John 11:19). Many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
The formal visitation of condolence from friends took place immediately after burial, and lasted several days. As soon as They returned from the grave the mourners stood in a row, and their friends passed by, each speaking a word of comfort while passing. There were afterward visits of sympathy at the house, those on the third day being specially marked. It was thus that a large company assembled at the house of the sorrowing sisters.