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Facts You Should Learn When Looking Into A Christian Funeral

A Christian funeral service is usually carried out when a Christian passes on. This ceremony is mainly done to provide closure to the friends and family of the deceased. It is also a dignified way of saying farewell to the deceased.

Choose a church and a minister who will preside over the prayers. If the deceased was a member of a particular church, then that would be the first place to make inquiries. Find out if the church is willing to be involved in the burial process. If the deceased was not a member of any church, then ask for recommendations from the funeral home or friends and family on which church and minister to approach to officiate the ceremony.

The ceremony usually begins by the minister welcoming attendees and giving a sermon. Scripture readings can be done by a close friend or family of the deceased. The main aim of the sermon is to celebrate the life of the deceased and to encourage the bereaved.

Special songs and poems can be performed. Organize this with the presenters beforehand. Also, allow time for a eulogy to be given by a close friend or family member. This is to provide an overview of the life of the deceased. Having the most recent photo of the deceased during the ceremony is advisable.

The pastor will then proceed to close the ceremony by praying for the bereaved and to give thanks for the life of the deceased. The congregation can then proceed to sing a hymn or hymns as the coffin is carried out. The attendees can be given a few moments to think about the life of the individual at the end of the ceremony.

At the end of a Christian funeral service, announcements should be made before the attendees leave church. Provide any essential information on the final burial arrangements. Inform attendees where the burial will take place and when.


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