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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

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

Alternative Funerals

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Alternative funerals are gaining in popularity. There are various forms of alternative funeral choices. Many believe that a death is not a time of mourning and sorrow but rather a time for celebration of the deceased life and accomplishments.... 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

Behind the Scenes of a Jehovah Witness Funeral

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Whether you just accepted Jehovah God as your savior or belong to another Christian denomination, it is important to realize that Jehovah Witness funerals are slightly different from other funeral traditions.... Read full article