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Refrigerium
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Refrigerium, a vulgarism of refrigeratio, was used by some early Christians to refer to the practice of holding a feast in honor of the dead. This use of the language was not directly borrowed from pagan culture but de…

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Aspesi, Cara, “Refrigerium”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002940>
First published online: 2021



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