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Traditional Funeral

Traditional Funeral ServicesFuneral is the act to bury a deceased person in a cemetery or place of internment.
There are many ways that a traditional funeral can take place and is guided by the religion or tradition of the specific ethnic/religious group involved. A few examples will follow.

      1. In the first situation, the loved one is taken by the funeral parlour assisting with the burial, in a casket to the home of the deceased on the night before the service takes place. This allows the family and mourners the time to have a night vigil where the deceased can be viewed for the last time and religious/traditional rites can be performed. This can include multiple sermons or services relating to religion or ethnic traditions. (In some cases, the loved one will only be brought to the home on the day of the burial where similar actions will take place.)
        The next morning a sermon or memorial service can be held at home, church or venue as tribute to the loved one.
        After the sermon or memorial service the mourners will leave to the cemetery or place of internment where a short service or traditional/religious acts can be performed before the actual internment takes place.
        After the internment, the mourners will normally move to a venue where refreshments will be served and the mourners will celebrate the life of the deceased.

     

    1. In this instance, the deceased will be brought to the place of internment by the funeral parlour, the mourners will gather at the cemetery or place of internment, have a short sermon/religious acts/traditional acts before the actual internment.
      After the internment, the mourners will move to the church or venue where the actual sermon/traditional sermon/ religious sermon or memorial service will be held.
      After the service the mourners will have refreshments and the life of the deceased is celebrated in the traditional/religious way.

    Depending on the religion or tradition the actual burial can take place within 24 hours after death or some cases even a week or two after the death took place.
    These guidelines are all determined by the religion or the ethnic tradition of the loved one.
    Viewing of the loved one can take place prior to the burial or on the day of such burial depending on the religion or tradition of the loved one and the facility where the service takes place.

    Martin’s Funerals strives to deliver the most respectful, professional and innovative service to people of any religion or culture or tradition.