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  Funeral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Funeral services include prayers; readings from the Bible or other sacred texts; hymns (sung either by the attendees or a hired vocalist); and words of comfort by the clergy.
An old funeral rite from the Scottish Highlands is to bury the deceased with a wooden plate resting on his chest.
Another way of avoiding some of the rituals and costs of a traditional funeral is for the decedent to donate some or all of her or his body to a medical school or similar institution for the purpose of instruction in anatomy, or for similar purposes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Funeral   (4852 words)

 Ecological funeral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An ecological funeral, also known as promession, is a method for allowing the body of the deceased to decompose in an environmentally-friendly way.
The first facility for ecological funerals, known as a promatorium, should be ready by late 2005 in Jönköping, Sweden.
The volume of remains left by this procedure is about three times that left by a cremation, but the claimed advantages include the avoidance of the release of pollutants into the atmosphere, such as mercury vapour from dental fillings, and the rapid degradation of the remains after the procedure (6-12 months).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecological_funeral   (252 words)

 Funeral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Funeral rites are as old as the race itself.
In ancient Rome the eldest surviving male of the the pater familias was summoned to the death-bed where attempted to catch and inhale the last of the decedent.
Another way of avoiding some of the and costs of a traditional funeral is the decedent to donate some or all her or his body to a medical school or similar institution for the purpose instruction in anatomy or for similar purposes.
www.freeglossary.com /Funeral   (2231 words)

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Funerals were held in the home of the deceased, with assistance from clergy and possibly and undertaker who might supply the casket.
When funeral homes are locally owned and operated, owners are better able to see the value of being compassionate to members of their community by providing them with the level of service they desire, rather than maximum level of service they are willing to accept.
Ecological footprints are a simple, approximate method of evaluating the ecological costs to areas outside the geographical area in which resource consumption occurs.
www.interchange.ubc.ca /buehler/burial.html   (4560 words)

 Burial insurance Funeral, more information about Funeral
The Romans prohibited burning or burying in the city, both from a sacred and civil consideration, that the priests might not be contaminated by touching a dead body, and that houses might not be endangered by the frequency of funeral fires.
The custom of burning the dead had its foundation laid deep in nature: an anxious fondness to preserve the great and good, the dear friend and the near relative, was the sole motive that prevailed in the institution of this solemnity.
The law generally holds that the funeral rituals are for the benefit of the survivors, rather than to express the personal whims and tastes of the decedent.
www.burial-insurance.us /Funeral.html   (3647 words)

 Final Passages
A funeral is a ceremony commemorating the life and death passage of an individual.
When a mortuary funeral business is hired to handle a funeral the deceased is most often whisked away from a facility or home environment, wrapped in plastic, stored in a refrigerated utility space and may be embalmed.
A funeral includes a method for disposal of the body by earth, fire, water or air (burial, cremation and scattering), transforming it to nature’s elemental form.
www.naturaldeathcare.org /html/why.html   (991 words)

 Funeral - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
If the burial is on a day other than the funeral, only the descendant's closest relatives and friends attend the burial service (although if the burial service immediately follows the funeral, all attendees of the memorial service are asked to attend).
In ancient Rome, the eldest surviving male of the household, the pater familias, was summoned to the death-bed, where he attempted to catch and inhale the last breath of the descedant.
The most famous practitioners of mummification were ancient Egyptians: many nobles and high-ranked bureaucrats of the old Egyptian kingdom had their corpses embalmed and stored in luxurious sarcophagi inside their funeral mausoleum or, in the case of some Pharaons, pyramid.
www.voyager.in /Funeral   (3790 words)

 Funerals and Estate planning by GotTrouble.com
It might be held at a church or temple, or at a location of significance to the deceased or the surviving family and friends.
A memorial service may closely resemble a funeral service, or it may be a more informal affair celebrating the life of the deceased.
Home funeral ceremonies can be intensely personal and uplifting, unencumbered by the expectation of social conformity.
www.gottrouble.com /legal/estate_planning/funerals_memorial_home.html   (305 words)

The only prescribed part of this gathering is that the attendants frequently sign a book kept by the decedent's survivors, to remind them that they have attended; and they are expected to view the decedent in the coffin.
Jewish funerals are held soon after death, and the corpse is never displayed.
a memorial service, which is sometimes referred to on its own as a funeral and is often officiated by a member of the clergy of the decedent's religion.
www.astroppo.com /funeral.htm   (2027 words)

 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
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 honour.
The viewing is either "open casket," in which the embalmed body of the deceased has been clothed and treated with cosmetics for display; or "closed casket," in which the coffin is closed.
a memorial service, which is sometimes referred to on its own as a funeral and is often officiated by a member of the clergy of the decedent's or bereaved's religion.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Funeral   (2116 words)

 VENIA - Trade Fairs Brno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At the opening of the VENIA Fair also two long-year employees of the Czech funeral services were awarded - the Vice-Chairman of the Association of Funeral Business in the Czech Republic Jan Hrdlička and Bořivoj Trejbal who launched thanatology as the first in the republic.
For instance funerals of the Moslems, the Chinese and the Vietnamese are involved - different are also the funerals of the Gypsies.
Funeral services are definitely not considered to be a marginal field by the Czech public.
www.bvv.cz /i2000/Akce/b-venia.nsf/WWWAllPDocsID/VJEK-5V5HAC?OpenDocument&NAV=1   (768 words)

The hygienic and ecological arguments claim that cremation is preferable as less threatening or dangerous to human health and to the environment.
The person conducting a funeral (and it need not be a minister) delivers a message or address, not a sermon.
Christian funerals are marked by the centrality of the Word of God and prayer, by the appropriate use of singing and confession of faith.
spindleworks.com /library/kloosterman/cremation.htm   (1854 words)

 Death - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Plant yourself.") in upstate New York, the ecological cost of contemporary, conventional burials is steep, forming a part of the ecological crisis few ever consider.
According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost for a burial with a coffin in September 2003 was $5,394.24.
Alternatives to typical funeral arrangements are vast; "Eco-pods" are replacing coffins, secluded woodlands are substituting cemeteries and trees supplanting headstones.
www.paganpastoraloutreach.ca /death/news.htm   (7385 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Ecological funeral
"My grandfather's gun was called field of children": ecological history as indictment of state development policy: I will considere this bersion of village history as an articulation of ecological history which pointedly critiques the state's management of local hunting and wildlife in relation to the development of health, education, and agricultural services.
Water, Wood, and Wisdom: Ecological Perspectives from the Hindu Traditions.
The ecological economics of harvesting sharp-pointed rush (Juncus acutus) in the Kizilirmak Delta, Turkey.(Brief Communication)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Ecological+funeral   (294 words)

 Funerals and estate planning by GotTrouble.com
Although death is a part of life, an essential piece of the ecological web, most Americans avoid addressing the attendant practicalities, and make no plans for their own funeral.
Funerals will vary, based on religion, culture and family tradition.
But no matter how different, they all share a common purpose: they are an important component of the grieving process, a meaningful ceremony that honors the dead and allows those left behind to mourn and say good-bye.
www.gottrouble.com /legal/estate_planning/funerals.html   (244 words)

Promessa Organic AB continues the work to realize the ecologic burial alternative, and the technical development continues as planned.
The invitation is a part of the upcoming "Bishops' letter" where casket funeral, cremation and ecological burial will be included.
Dominic Maguire, a spokesman for the National Association of Funeral Directors, said: "Funeral directors will carry out the wishes of the deceased or their families, whatever they are, as long as they are legal and decent, so I don't think there would be a problem with this."
www.promessa.se /nyhetsbrev2_en.asp   (645 words)

 Arkansas State University Mountain Home Course Descriptions
Emphasis is placed on a survey of the five kingdoms of life, with particular attention given to plants, animals, and the ecological relationships existing among and between them.
A complete study of post mortem changes, various types of death and its effect upon the human organism is discussed, followed by case analysis, proper procedure and sequence in embalming, instruments, the preparation room, chemicals and landmarks of the human body.
Explores funeral merchandising, which includes the types, construction and parts of funeral merchandise, how prices are determined and quoted, and how merchandise is mixed, displayed, monitored, and evaluated.
www.asumh.com /students/academics/courses.htm   (11258 words)

 E & S Special Feature
The various ways in which they differ, or are the same, in terms of their patterns of dynamics are presented in the main body of papers.
The ecological symptoms included loss of macro-fauna, reduced fish stocks, a shift from fish- to echinoid-dominated herbivory as the ecological role of herbivorous fishes was increasingly replaced by a single species of echinoid, destructive overgrazing and bioerosion by food-limited sea urchins, and reduced coral recruitment.
Linking social and ecological domains is proceeding rapidly with a shift in management goals, but it is often constrained by the potential mismatch between legislation and implementation.
www.resalliance.org /1613.php   (6658 words)

 Sun.Star Iloilo - Environment presents RA 9003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
J) Strengthen the integration of ecological solid waste management and resource conservation and recovery topics into the academic curricula of formal and non-formal education in order to promote environmental awareness among the citizenry.
The Commission shall be composed of 14 members from the government sector and 3 members from the private sector.
MRF is considered as the heart and soul of ecological waste management.
www.sunstar.com.ph /static/ilo/2005/12/10/news/environment.presents.ra.9003.html   (943 words)

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Emerging \'91natural\'92 death movements regularly confront government agencies, the medical profession, and the funeral industry: the first attaches an explicitly ecological and personal significance to death, while the latter two regulate, standardize, and commodify death.
Terms such as \'93natural\'94 and \'93preservation\'94 have their own ecological lexicon, but they are also intriguing and illuminating expressions to describe death in contemporary western culture.
Yet, even despite our mortal and ecological crises, we also ascribe language of continuity to nature, and this is where we seek solace despite death.
individual.utoronto.ca /alharris/Academic/hermeneutic_coffin.doc   (2875 words)

The method behind ecological burial is crystal-clear, easy to grasp and accept.
Susanne Wiigh-Mäsak pondered over her idea for an ecological form of burial for 20 years before she felt it was ready for presentation.
Ever since her thoughts on the ecological form of burial were made public in May 2001, she has received more and more assignments.
www.promessa.se /index_en.asp   (214 words)

 Editorial: Cremation and the Catholic Funeral - August 1997 Issue of St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online
The current Code of Canon Law (revised in 1983) retains this clear preference for burial or entombment: “The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the dead be observed; it does not, however, forbid cremation unless it has been chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teaching” (#1176).
The funeral rite adaptation for the presence of cremated remains is for cases of necessity.
A key point in the adaptation is that ashes are to be transported and disposed of with the same respect as a body.
www.americancatholic.org /Messenger/Aug1997/Editorial.asp   (887 words)

 Alternative funeral, Green Burial Ground,and Pet Cemetery at Craufurdland Woods and Pet Pastures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Craufurdland Woods and Craufurdland Pet Pastures are woodland burial and green burial grounds, for alternative funeral options, set in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside and are part of Craufurdland Estate, lands given to the Craufurd family in 1245 and in their careful guardianship ever since.
A green funeral and the planting that goes with them, is an extremely ecological alternative to cremation, or traditional funerals.
Whether you have lost your cat, dog or trusty horse, laying them to rest at a pet funeral in Craufurdland Pet Pastures, our woodland pet cemetery, is a beautiful testament to your pet, setting their spirit free to roam the countryside, or for your horse, gallop freely again.
www.woodland-burial.net   (388 words)

 Green Burial Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A price list in compliance with the Funeral Rule of the Federal Trade Commission must be sent out within 48 hours to each person who requests information on the cost of burial at the cemetery.
Information that might be misleading or is factually incorrect must never be given by representatives of the cemetery to members of the media or to the general public.
A funeral home that operates on the premises of a Conservation Burial Ground must also be approved the Green Burial Council.
decentburial.org /memorial.asp   (784 words)

 The Natural Death Centre - Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The NDC funeral service will fill the niche for those families and individuals who wish to remain proactive and involved in the often difficult but emotionally rewarding process of burying or cremating a loved one.
We will be opening a more accessible and flexible funeral parlour in Byron Shire in the near future to provide a range of funerals satisfying those wishing to have a send off tailored to their tastes, as well as those wishing for limited involvement.
In association with the NDC funeral parlour will be a modern crematorium to provide the best available and most ecological cremation methods.
www.naturaldeathcentre.com.au   (593 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Cockroaches to have Buddhist funeral
The mass cremation is the result of a government ban on the popular pets, after officials became concerned they might spread disease.
But when they became the latest Thai craze in pets, health officials were concerned they could multiply rapidly and spread diseases like typhoid and diarrhoea.
Some also feared they would damage Thailand's ecological balance, and the insects were subsequently banned under the country's 1992 Wildlife Protection and Conservation Act.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/3050133.stm   (267 words)

 Trent University Daily News
The 270-acre waterfront property serves as an ecological field station and was established as a national focus for long term ecological and environmental research, in collaboration with other universities, government agencies, and local groups.
The gift of the James McLean Oliver Ecological Centre to Trent has allowed teaching and learning to continue to be a part of the Oliver's legacy.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Mackey Funeral Home, Lindsay, (705) 328-2721.
www.trentu.ca /news/daily/archive/031201mcleanoliver.html   (652 words)

 Hands On: Ecopod - UK
Our ecological footprint — the land area needed to sustain our levels of resource consumption and waste discharge — already exceeds the area of the Earth by a very significant amount.
Arka is one of several companies providing affordable, environmentally friendly funeral services, with 'coffins' including a cloth body bag, cardboard or woven bamboo, and even wicker burial stretchers.
By contrast, in North America, for example, the funeral industry appears to be focused almost exclusively on increasingly 'luxurious' caskets.
www.tve.org /ho/doc.cfm?aid=1453&lang=English   (2011 words)

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