A traditional funeral ceremony can include religion or no religion. Steve likens a ‘traditional ceremony’ to a ‘hymn or song sandwich’…usually very formal.
- Opening Sentences & Music
- Eulogy [an historical account of the life of a loved one and their place in your lives].
- Commendation [commendation means to ‘hand over;’ the point at which we would hand a loved one over to the safety of God’s keeping, or in the case of no religion, to the warmth of our memories].
- The Committal is the point at which your loved one’s body is ‘given’ to the crematorium (curtains close), or at a burial, ‘given’ to the earth.
A traditional service with no religion follows a very similar format, however, the hymns are exchanged for songs, and the prayers, for a moment of reflection.
More information about traditional Funeral Services
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