Divinity Funerals – The Best Orthodox Funerals In Sydney“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. They may remember vigils in family homes where for 24 hours women would wail funeral dirges over the body of the deceased. Although Greek Australians do not follow this ritual today, many customs and beliefs remain predominant. Eternal life is the main belief, for those who follow the Greek Orthodox religion.
How long does it take for Serbian orthodox funeral service?
The entire ceremony is based on the belief that death is not the end of life. Life is everlasting and has the faith that after death, the soul reunites with the body and death is not death. Instead, the person has fallen asleep.
Is cremation allowed in the orthodox church?
The reason behind the body not being cremated post-death is that the orthodox people in Sydney and across the globe consider this to be a violent treatment of the body after death. They believe that it is, perhaps, one of the gruesome things that could be done to the body of a loved one.