As you know, we have funeral prayers after the Palm Sunday Service. Should anyone die during Passion Week (Pascha Week), then they get buried, as they've already been prayed upon?
Is this correct?
Well, if we've already been prayed upon, why on earth do we have the same prayers every year? Surely the priest should ask: "OK. Who had the funeral prayers prayed on them last year? - Anyone?" - if everyone says "yes! I had it prayed on me" - then the priest can just get on with the next item. There's no need to keep on and on praying funeral prayers on people. Is there??
And then what if someone dies after the Passion Week, who already had the funeral prayers prayed on him? What's the point of even making a Church Funeral for him? He's already been prayed upon?
It doesn't make much sense; but what is the purpose, honestly, of being prayed upon every year - the same funeral prayers??