The Funeral Service is conducted as it is found in the Orthodox Sacramentary Book (Εὐχολόγιον). After the Service the Priest escorts the casket to the Cemetery where he repeats the Trisagion. At the conclusion he pours oil and sand on the departed one as designated in the Sacramentary Book.
The evening before the Funeral, the Priest goes to the Funeral Home where he does the Trisagion service over the departed one.
a) Funerals MAY NOT be conducted for:
b) NO EULOGY IS TO BE GIVEN IN THE CHURCH BY ANYONE. If a member of the family wishes to give a Eulogy, it must be done during the viewing at the Funeral Home. No exceptions can be made.
c) NO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS or any other type of music may be heard in the Church before, during and after the Funeral Service for any reason. No exceptions can be made.
To book a Funeral, please first contact the Funeral Home and they will get in touch with the Priest to arrange the Prayers during Viewing and the date and time of the Funeral Service.
Please note that on Funerals, only the name of the deceased is commemorated.
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