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. Here are a two examples:
- We transport the deceased, in a casket, to the family home 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 proceed to the cemetery or place of interment, where a short service or traditional/religious acts can be performed before the actual interment takes place. After the interment, the mourners will normally move to a venue where refreshments will be served and the mourners will celebrate the life of the deceased.
- We bring the deceased to the place of interment and the mourners gather at the cemetery or place of interment, have a short sermon/religious acts/traditional acts before the actual interment. After, 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 deceased and the facility where the service takes place.
Mosaic Funeral Group strives to deliver the most respectful, professional and innovative service to people of any religion or culture or tradition.