Combining religions in funerals

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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.

Why You Can Always Lean on a Funeral Director During That Difficult Time

If you do not have many members of your family around any more, you may miss that emotional connection. You don't get as many opportunities to interact as you once did, and you may, unfortunately, feel as if you are somewhat isolated. This can make the situation even more difficult in the event that one of your family members passes away;you may not know who to turn to in terms of support. Luckily, however, you will be able to rely on the professional support and undoubted empathy provided by a funeral director. If you're in this position right now, what can you expect?

Professionalism, Ability and Empathy

A typical funeral director will have followed his or her particular career path due to their attention to detail, high levels of professionalism and undoubted ability to provide support. They are not just there to perform a specific role, but have many years of experience, and this can help them to provide the right balance of practical and emotional help.


Once you have reached out to the funeral director, they will be able to guide you all the way from that fateful day through to the funeral, cremation or internment itself, and beyond. Don't be afraid to reach out to them with any questions or issues that you may have, and you will be surprised at just how attentive they can be.

Dealing With the Process

When it comes to the process itself, you may have your own ideas or may be steered by the last will and testament of the deceased. You will be able to discuss all of these details with a funeral director so that they can help to put in place the process that best suits the situation. For example, you may want a certain type of service, a specific form of transportation or even a personalised coffin. You will want certain hymns or readings, may want to order a specific type of headstone, or may want to choose a particular burial site.

Specific Help

Remember, there is a certain amount of paperwork to be done and a process to be followed in order to generate the death certificate, book a particular time at a crematorium or post notice that the individual has passed within the media. Once again, a funeral director will be able to help you to handle all of this detail and take a certain amount of the stress away at this difficult time.