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A necrology is a list of people’s names arranged according to date of death for the use of members of parishes, religious orders, and spiritual communities in intercession or remembrance. We also find necrologies in secular societies. In monasteries the names may often be read out on the appropriate day. Older necrologies are often primary historical sources.


M. M. Sheehan, “Necrology,” NCE 10.296–97.

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Mauder, Albert, “Necrology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_N94>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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