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.
As time passes by, everyone will go through the challenging emotions associated with losing a loved one. They will reflect on their time together and mourn with their family, before laying their relative to rest. Often, this will involve a burial at a churchyard or gravesite with the dedication of a tombstone to mark the place and in the months and years ahead, they may visit to pay respects and perform routine maintenance.
"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.