A pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker, and strengthen our grief by an expenditure that deepens our groans and doubles our tears. The savage dies -- they sacrifice a horse To bear to happy hunting-grounds the corse. Our friends expire -- we make the money fly In hope their souls will chase it to the sky. Jex Wopley
The solemn rites used in the disposition of a dead human body, whether such disposition be by interment, burning, or otherwise; esp., the ceremony or solemnization of interment; obsequies; burial; -- formerly used in the plural.
The procession attending the burial of the dead; the show and accompaniments of an interment.
Pertaining to a funeral; used at the interment of the dead; as, funeral rites, honors, or ceremonies.
a ceremony at which a dead person is buried or cremated; "hundreds of people attended his funeral"
a celebration and mourning for the living to grieve the dead
a celebration of a life lived as a person leaves one life for another
a celebration without host
a ceremonial way to say goodbye to your loved one in a traditional manner
a ceremony commemorating the life and death passage of an individual
a ceremony marking a persons death
a ceremony of remembrance for friends and relatives
a ceremony to help all of us remember the person who died, and an opportunity to show our love for him
a ceremony to mark a person's death
a final occasion to honor and to respect the dead
a gathering of tears and remembrance for loved ones lost
an act of coping with the loss of a loved one and honoring their memory
an event where people gather together to express their grief at the death of a loved one and to share with and support others who are also experiencing grief
an important ceremony for friends and family to publicly express their love and respect for the deceased
an important part of the mourning process and fulfills the needs of the bereaved
an important way to celebrate a life well-lived
an opportunity for family and friends to express feelings of love and grief and it is important the family feel in control of this process
an undeniably difficult time, Jeff Cole offers guidance to the family through all the decisions needed in remembering their loved one with care and concern
a place to make transcendent points about the nature of life and death and to celebrate the person who has died
a private affair to honor the dead
a procession or ceremony held in connection with the burial or cremation of a dead person
a public, traditional means of expressing feelings about the death of a loved one
a rather special situation, in that people that are present are grieving a loss, and such actions are likely to provoke an overreaction in a way that they would not at say, a wedding
a religious ceremony for grieving family and friends
a ritual of mourning which binds the individual and the community in an act of remembrance and which, potentially, is a point of reconciliation
a ritual or service conducted with the dead human body present, normally in a casket
a ritual that brings some order to the tangled mess of loss so that we can get on with our grieving
a sacred ritual that belongs in church
a sad time, because we say goodbye to our friends and loved ones
a service of worth, a rite of passing, a ceremony for those one leaves behind to afford them a chance to say good-bye while remembering and celebrating the importance of a life that has been lived
a simple, solemn and dignified ceremony, sometimes with superstitious beliefs woven into the fabric of mythology
a solemn occasion to support those who grieve and to honor the life, service and sacrifice of the fallen
a time for honoring the deceased
a time for the living to remember their dead
a time of celebration
a time to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the deceased
a time to mourn, pay respect and to celebrate the life of this American hero
a time to say good bye for now yet keep praying for that person to enter into Heaven
a vital ritual of both grief and remembrance
a way to say "goodbye" to someone we love
a weekend event and often involves food and dancing rather then tears and mourning although both happen as well
means a rite or ceremony in connection with the death of a person where the body is present: (funérailles)
A ceremony held for a dead person. The body is present.
Religious observances held for a dead person usually before burial or cremation.
A funeral is a ceremony marking a person's death. Funerary customs comprise the complex of beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the dead, from the funeral itself, to various monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in their honor. These customs vary widely between cultures, and between religious affiliations within cultures.