While all religions observe some form of funeral rites, the way the service is ordered, body is prepared and details of tradition are engrained differ amongst even the most closest of beliefs. Let's view the particulars of Britain's most popular religions and how they observe the passing of those with faith in each denomination.
Organizing a funeral is never an easy task, especially with so much grief and personal memories that accompany it. The best thing to keep in mind is that it is a much-needed and helpful way to allow loved ones to come to terms with a person’s death. While some funerals are very religious in content, non-religious funerals can also be arranged. The prayers can usually be substituted for well-chosen parting words to suit the family’s beliefs.
GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have almost 60 e-mail support groups and two web sites.
The Grief Watch site was created to provide you with bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.
The AARP provides information on how to handle to death of a loved one. They cover many topics from legal issues to dealing with personal grief.
Willowgreen. Gathered here is general advice in the areas of grief, illness, transition, and caregiving that is designed to offer insight, comfort, and encouragement.
The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Centering was founded in 1977 by Joy and Dr. Marvin Johnson.
The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.
WidowNet. Established in 1995, it is the first online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
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Riding With Angels Inc. goal is to help families with financial assistance for funeral expenses when the loss of a loved one is the direct result of a motorcycle accident.
As part of its long term goal agenda, Riding With Angels will seek to provide the children of families who have suffered parental loss, with educational funds through trusts set up for that purpose.
The Social Security Administration allows survivors to report the death of the loved. The site also provides information on potential benefits that can be claimed by the survivors.
Bugles Across America now has over 7500 bugler volunteers located in all 50 states and growing number overseas. Since the Department of Veterans Affairs is expecting more than 1/2 million veterans to pass every year for the next 7 years, Bugles Across America is ALWAYS recruiting new volunteers.
Wreaths Across AmericaOur Funeral Home is proud to be the official local sponsorship outlet for Wreaths Across America.
Stop by and show your support by sponsoring a $15.00 Wreath to adorn your hero's grave. For more information click here to read our flyer.