CHRISTIAN - PROTESTANT
Each denomination has its own traditions. The fundamentals include music, a passage of scripture from the Bible followed by a personalized sermon from the Pastor. There are often opportunities for friends and family to share a few words
CHRISTIAN - CATHOLIC
A Catholic funeral has three main rites: The Vigil, the celebration of the Eucharist , and the Committal. Each rite carries a lot of symbolism and meaning.
Asian funerals are significantly different from Western Funerals. Respect for their ancestors plays a large role. Each service is different as the family contributes to the content and form of the service...
Bereavement in Judaism is a combination of minhag and mitzvah derived from Judaism's classical Torah and rabbinic texts. The details of observance and practice vary according to each community....
Funerals in Islam follow fairly specific rites, though they are subject to regional interpretation and variation in custom. Sharia law calls for burial of the body, preceded by a simple ritual involving bathing and shrouding the body, followed by prayer. Cremation of the body is forbidden.
The Hispanic culture accepts death as part of life. It is the end of the life in the flesh, and a beginning of the life in spirit. Catholic Hispanics celebrate one’s death, because the soul is going “home” once the body has died. The funeral process doesn’t begin after death, but before one passes.
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