Funeral Customs

Here is an overview of each groups' beliefs concerning death and the afterlife. How they regard grief and unique aspects of their funeral ceremonies and customs are also discussed. It is important to note that while you may not agree with a particular view or practice, you should still be respectful to any family who has lost a loved one and support them in their time of grief.


Funeral Customs Guide

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The desire to honor our dead is universal, but the way we do that is unique to our religious and ethnic heritage. The Guide to Funeral Customs provides insight into the ways various cultures celebrate the life and death of their loved ones. It is designed to give you a basic understanding of what to […]


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Funeral Customs by Religion, Ethnicity and Culture

Funeral Customs by Religion, Ethnicity and Culture Here you can learn what to expect when attending the funeral services of a different religion or culture. Information includes an overview of each group's beliefs concerning death and the afterlife. How they regard grief and unique aspects of their funeral ceremonies and customs are also discussed.





Firefighter Funerals & Memorial Service Rituals and Customs

It is fitting and right that firefighters, who put their lives at risk daily for the public, should be given the proper respect upon their passing. A large part of this respect includes fire department traditions, which play an important role in honoring firefighters who have passed. Full military-style honors are accorded to those heroes who die in the line of duty.



Using A Funeral Celebrant: A Growing Movement

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