What You Need to Know About Funeral Home Costs

Losing a loved one can be an emotionally wrenching experience. This pain can stop you from making the correct decisions regarding the preparations to send your dearly departed one to his or her final resting place. One of the key decisions that you may have to make regards the choice of a funeral home. The costs vary so much from one funeral home to the other. This article discusses the general categories into which those costs are divided. [Read More]

Observing Etiquette at Orthodox Catholic Funerals

Death and funerals invoke different practices around the world, and to some extent, within religions. For those who observe Catholicism, death means passing from the present life into the afterlife, which makes the funeral incredibly symbolic. In order to understand how orthodoxy affects the funeral process, it's worth examining how Greek and Portuguese individuals approach such occasions. What happens immediately after the death? The time between death and a Greek Orthodox funeral should last between two to three days, but this sometimes extends to a week. [Read More]

Five Rituals to Consider When Planning a Funeral for a Child

Losing a child can be devastating, but many people find the funeral rituals to be part of the healing process. If you are planning a funeral for your child or if you are helping a friend or relative plan a funeral for their child, there are several things you may want to consider. 1. Take Your Time Traditionally, funerals are held close to the time of death so that the body may be displayed. [Read More]

What to do when someone dies

If you are bereaved, there are many things to attend to in handling the affairs of the deceased. From the moment a loved one passes on there are certain things you need to do. These are; Getting a death certificate In the first place, if the deceased died in a hospital or nursing home, a death certificate is written and their body is usually kept in the mortuary until you involve the services of a funeral director. [Read More]