Every family has different requirements in terms of how they want the funeral services for their departed loved one to be. While some families prefer simple arrangements, others want more religious or elaborate services. Certain family members choose to have a more casual service that focuses on the life and likes of the departed soul; and some people prefer to organise an orthodox funeral service.
Unfortunately not all funeral homes understand how they should organise an orthodox funeral service. This is because they don’t have a sufficient amount of exposure to the workings and religious aspects of the Orthodox Church. Even within the Eastern Orthodox Church, there are different levels of orthodoxy. But the faith doesn’t follow the conventional ideas of heaven & hell that most of the Western world follows. They believe that both of these are part of the larger experience of being within the all-pervading presence of God.
When a loved one is close to death, Eastern Orthodox Christians follow a very specific practice. They bring a priest to the ailing person so he/she can make their final confession. The priest will also complete the holy communion to the person who is about to pass away. This signifies that the person has taken the first step to leave this stage of existence. Different from a Christian funeral service, an orthodox funeral doesn’t ever require cremation; burial is the only option as cremation is forbidden.
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There are specific steps that have to be followed to prepare the body for an orthodox funeral and we at Paul Lahood’s Funerals have the knowledge and experience to handle this in the traditional manner. We have been in this business for a number of years and provide custom funeral services in Sydney, based on the requirements of the faith you follow. We are very methodical in our approach and have detailed discussions with you about how exactly you would like the service to be.
There are a number of things that have to be taken into account and we help with planning and organising everything from start to finish. We understand that dealing with the death of your loved one is a very difficult time for you and we plan everything to perfection. That gives you the breathing space you need to grieve the death of your family member. There are many other things that you have to focus on such as informing relatives and making other arrangements; and when we take the entire burden of the actual service off of your hands, that gives you the time to manage everything else in a better manner.
Our funeral director in Sydney, who is also the owner of our establishment, will work closely with you and ensure that the entire service is planned professionally and that it progresses in a glitch-free way. For any more information, simply speak with us at this number-02 9564 0223. You also have the option to send Paul Lahood’s Funerals your queries using this contact us form.