Funeral & Cremation Options
Cremation in no way prevents family and friends from participating in the
traditions, ceremonies, or rituals of a funeral service.
Simplicity, environmental concerns, and flexibility in ceremony planning add to
its increasing selection. Some choose cremation for economic reasons.
The Funeral Service and Cremation
As with the option of burial, cremation can occur after a traditional funeral
celebrating the life of the deceased where the casket is present at one's place of
worship or a funeral home chapel.
Often times the only difference between a funeral celebration followed by a
burial and one followed by cremation, is that the body is taken to the crematory
after the services instead of the cemetery.
The Memorial Service and Cremation
The memorial serve, like a funeral, is a service of remembrance, only without
the body present. A family may choose to have the cremation process take place
and then hold a service in a church or at the funeral home with the cremated
remains displayed in the selected urn. The urn is usually placed on a table with
a portrait of the deceased and a vase of flowers or other floral tributes.
As the name implies, direct cremation takes place shortly following death
without any scheduled viewing or services.
Final Disposition of Cremated Remains.
Listed below are some of the options with regard to cremated remains:
" It is common to bury an urn in a grave space just as you would bury a casket.
This allows families to remain together in a burial plot. The site then affords
the surviving family a place for visitation and memorialization.
" Urns may be placed in a columbarium or mausoleum
" Some people prefer to keep the cremated remains in their personal possession
and will select an urn reflective of the deceased as a permanent keepsake.
" Scattering of cremated remains may be selected. Careful consideration of this
option is recommended since it is irreversible and there also may be legal
Religions and Cremation
With the exception of the Orthodox Jewish, Eastern Orthodox, Islamic and a few
Fundamentalist Christian faiths, most faiths and religions allow cremation.
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