Why do we have Funerals

For thousands of years, funerals have been a means of expressing our beliefs, thoughts, and feelings about the death of someone we love.

The Funeral Ceremony

  • Helps us acknowledge that someone we love has died.
  • Allows us to say goodbye.
  • Provides a social support system for us and other friends and family members.
  • Allows us to search for the meaning of life and death.
  • Offers continuity and hope for the living.

Meaningful funeral ceremonies are rites of passage. They help us move from life before death to life after death. The funeral provides a safe place to express our feelings of loss. TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE!