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Some Essential Elements of a Christian Funeral Service You Need to Know Death is a truth and no one can escape from it. However, the funeral services performed after the death of the individual differs from one another across the world. Though you may find some similarities, but most of the rituals, beliefs, and practices have a vast difference. In Singapore, the Catholic funeral services are most popular after the Taoist funeral services. The funeral is a reflection of the cultural, spiritual, and religious beliefs of the community. It also reflects the personality of the departed soul and his loved ones planning the service. Though people plan different funeral services, there are few common essentials of a Catholic funeral service. Here’s a look: 1. The Visitation The visitation takes place before the funeral as it is the time when friends, family, and others gather to pay condolences to the departed soul. The visitation either takes place prior to funeral or day before the funeral, and it is held at the church or home. There may or may not be viewing of the body during visitation. 2. The Readings The readings offer a chance to people to express their feelings about the deceased person. There are several types of readings in the funeral or memorial service. Along with biblical passages, one can also find song lyrics or poetries as a part of the readings. It’s a way of honouring the departed soul. 3. The Eulogy The eulogy is a speech given by family, friend, or associate to honour the life of the deceased. It can also be delivered by a clergy member or a funeral celebrant. A well prepared eulogy evokes memories of the deceased and offers comfort to the attendants. 4. The symbols Religious symbols are a common part of the funeral services. The candles, angels, crosses, and flowers evoke feelings amongst the mourners. Symbols are important as they help us express our feelings. 5. The memories Apart from the eulogy, the family and friends can also share some other memories in form of photographs, souvenirs collected by the deceased, or videos. This makes a great way to honour the deceased and remember them in a good way. 6. The committal service Here, the deceased is committed to the final destination namely graveside, funeral chapel or crematorium.


7. The Reception Some people also organize reception wherein people gather and have food after the funeral. This event is planned to ensure that every family member and friend should get a chance to meet the immediate family of the deceased and share their memories with them. In Singapore, people also opt for Buddhist funeral services and one can choose a suitable funeral package if they wish to plan the funeral event of their loved ones. Explore the web for more information on tips to choose the best Buddhist funeral package in Singapore and prepare a checklist to ensure that you never miss out anything important.

Some Essential Elements of a Christian Funeral Service You Need to Know  

Death is a truth and no one can escape from it. However, the funeral services performed after the death of the individual differs from one a...

Some Essential Elements of a Christian Funeral Service You Need to Know  

Death is a truth and no one can escape from it. However, the funeral services performed after the death of the individual differs from one a...

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