Combining religions in funerals
My mother converted to Judaism when she married her second husband. When she died it was a little confusing to work out what kind of ceremony to have for her funeral as she was brought up a Catholic and brought up the children from her first marriage (including me) as Catholic. The funeral home was a great help in this tricky time as they worked with the rabbi to work in some of the aspects of both religions and we ended up with a really beautiful service that everyone enjoyed. This blog has ideas on how to incorporate multiple religions into one funeral service.
"Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forwards." This is an excerpt from the works of a famous Danish philosopher. As poetic as it sounds, it is a great philosophy to operate under especially by funeral service providers. For a long time, funeral homes have provided services that are tried and tested, and most still do so. However, with a rapidly changing world, loved ones continue to demand more from funeral homes, which should be considered as a challenge.
There is a growing population of elderly adults who see advanced funeral planning as a continuation of the will preparation. For this reason, what was considered taboo by many in the past is increasingly becoming the norm today. However, this is not to say that the practice of pre-planning funeral arrangements is not without certain misconceptions. Despite the emotional and financial security that funeral arrangement pre-planning provides, such myths and misconceptions make people shy away from the practice.
Many people are now opting to preplan their funerals in order to reduce the costs and the decisions that their loved ones will have to make once they die. However, some of those who preplan their funerals may forget to include some important details in their plans. This article discusses some of those personal details that you should remember to include as you preplan your funeral service.
People Not Known to the Family
The death of a loved one can be a very traumatic experience. As well as having to cope with the feeling of loss, you will also have to handle the funeral arrangements. You should seek out a funeral director who is organised, easily reached and who is willing to accommodate any special request you have for the service such as music and transport arrangements. After all, the funeral of a loved one isn't the kind of thing you can compromise on.
If your loved one lived their life as a passionate 'friend of the world' and tried to be eco-friendly every step of the way, a biodegradable casket may not be enough to fulfil their 'green' legacy. Beyond coffins made from sustainable materials and other common ideas like donations instead of flowers, it can be hard to think of ways to improve the environmental friendliness of a funeral without losing out on the overall tradition of the ceremony.