Christian Burial

Christians believe that in death, “life is changed, not ended; and when our mortal body lies in death, there is prepared for us a dwelling place eternal in the heavens” (BCP). Services for the dead are not just memorials but also times to assure the living that the Lord Jesus walks with them in death and in life; and that our grief finds meaning because of our belief in Jesus, the risen Lord. Family or caretakers of the deceased should contact the parish clergy as soon as possible so that the clergy and church community might provide spiritual and religious support for the bereaved.