Steps in Traditional Funeral Services

Even though each traditional burial is unique in its own way, they all follow the same general format. The primary steps are broken down for you below. The most important aspect is undoubtedly the funeral service itself.  People have a tendency to connect a traditional funeral service with a specific religion. Shalom Funerals, good at Christian funeral services, involves all of the following elements discussed below. In order to provide a more in-depth description of the component of the funeral service, we shall examine it from a Christian point of view. Please keep in mind, however, that even if you are not a Christian, you are still able to hold a funeral in this customary manner.

Visitation

People get the chance to express their sympathies and sentiments to the family of the deceased during a visitation, which is also known as a wake service. The deceased person’s body will be displayed in a coffin that may be open or sealed depending on the preference of the family. People will typically start by saying a brief prayer near the coffin, and then they will move on to expressing their sympathies to the family.

Bid farewell

The funeral service is a time to say our final farewells to the departed, reminisce the influence that person had on our lives, and pay honour to the life of the person who has passed away. The funeral service is typically held at the funeral home, the chapel, or the graveyard. Sometimes all three locations are used. The liturgy or religious readings may be read at funeral rites. Hymns may also be sung, and the eulogy may also be delivered.

Procession

After the conclusion of the funeral service, the mourners would travel in a march to either the cemetery or the crematorium, depending on the last resting place that was selected. The choice to bury a deceased person is typically made in conjunction with a funeral service that is more conventional in nature. When everyone has arrived at the cemetery, they assemble around the grave or tomb to pay their respects. A concluding prayer service, also known as the Rite of Committal, is then performed at this point in the ceremony.

Reception

After the funeral or memorial ceremony, many families choose to celebrate with one another at a reception that includes food and drinks. It is an opportunity for the family to express gratitude to the visitors for coming, and it also gives everyone the chance to talk about memories from the past and offer support to one another.