Today, people all over the world commemorate their loved ones with ceremonies that reflect their religious or cultural attitudes toward death. Just as we have rituals for other passages of life, such as graduations and weddings, we need a ritual for death - one of the most significant of all passages. Funerals just don't recognize that a life has ended; they recognize that a life was lived. They offer family and friends a chance to gather and recall what mattered to them about the deceased's life: his or her accomplishments, friendship, guidance and love. For this reason, it is important families choose the kind of final disposition most meaningful to them and most appropriate for the deceased.


Divinity Funerals have included in this website examples of religious and cultural beliefs. Rest assured that our funeral directors have extensive experience in providing funeral care for all religions and cultures in our multi-cultural society.
 


 

Greek Orthodox Beliefs

“Greek Care” states for most Greeks the beliefs, rituals and traditions surrounding death and mourning are founded in the Greek Orthodox religion.
For many, following the traditions practiced in their homeland is important. For Greek migrants who arrived in Australia as children, knowledge of the traditions may come from early memories of funerals and memorials in their village or town.... Read More

Catholic Beliefs

Christians celebrate the funeral rites to offer worship, praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of a life which has now been returned to God, the author of life. We pray for the person who has died asking for the forgiveness of sin and the gift of everlasting life.  The Church calls each member of Christ’s Body to care for the dying, to pray for the dead, to comfort those who mourn.... Read More

Buddhist Belief

Among Buddhists death is regarded as an occasion of major religious significance, both for the deceased and for the family and friends. For the deceased it marks the moment when the transition begins to a new mode of existence within the round of rebirths.... Read More

Non-Religious/Non-Denominational

A non-religious service can contain poetry, songs, music and words of remembrance, spoken either by a family member or a celebrant.

A non-denominational service may be similar to the above but with spoken and silent prayer also incorporated into the service. Scripture readings may be read by members of the family or friends and a service could end with a prayer, but this is only at the wish of the family.... Read More

 

 

WHEN DEATH HAS OCCURED

PRE PLANNING/PRE-PAID FUNERAL

UP COMING FUNERALS

COMMUNITY SUPPORT