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Catholic Funeral Traditions

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A traditional catholic funeral follows a specific order: the Vigil and Mass, followed by the burial and informal gathering after the burial. Important prayers and scriptures are included. Catholic funeral rites must take place in the proper order.... Read full article

Burial Costs

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Burial costs can be extremely expensive. One way to alleviate the pressure on your family is by pre-planning your arrangements.... Read full article

Burial Coffins

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A burial coffin comes in an array of sizes and styles allowing you to choose the one that is right for you or your loved one. Every funeral home will have a large selection of burial coffins from which to choose.... Read full article

Cremation and the Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church banned Catholic Cremation for centuries due to the Church's belief in the resurrection of the body after death and the body as a temple of the Holy Spirit. The Catholic view on cremation is the cremation process destroyed...... Read full article

Catholic Funeral Flowers

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There is often confusion about whether flowers are allowed at a Catholic funeral. Confusion stems from the time they were prohibited.... Read full article

Accepted Burial Traditions of the Old West

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Burial traditions of the Old West bear many resemblances to today's funeral practices, with common elements that have persisted through the centuries. While there were variations in religious practices, the overwhelming majority of pioneer burials...... Read full article

Cremation in the Jewish Tradition

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A Jewish cremation is unequivocally not allowed by Jewish law under traditional interpretation. There are multiple explanations, biblical citations, and interpretations that are found to explain this taboo.... Read full article

How are Jewish Funerals Different Than Other Funerals?

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Jewish Funeral Services are somewhat different than traditional Christian Funeral Services. Jewish funerals are very simple and usually relatively brief.... Read full article

Buddhist Funeral Traditions

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Although funeral customs within the Buddhist religions differ, every Buddhist shares a basic philosophy of life and death that is very different from Western beliefs.... Read full article

Catholic Church Hymns for Funerals

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Hymns play an important role in Catholic funeral masses, reaffirming the meaning of the service while allowing mourners to reflect and relate. Selecting Catholic funeral hymns for a funeral can seem daunting, since there are many options.... Read full article