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  1. ABLUTION, ABLUERE
    Rinsing of the mouth, Eucharistic vessels and fingers after touching the sacred host.
  2. ABSOLUTION
    Sacramental remission of sin.
  3. ACCLAMATION
    Peoples response, in liturgical worship.
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENT CARDS
    Cards of recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family.
  5. ACOLYTE
    An altar attendant.
  6. ADAPTIVE FUNERAL RITE
    A funeral rite that is adjusted to the needs and wants of those directly involved; one which has been altered to suit the trends of the times.
  7. AFTERCARE (POST FUNERAL FOLLOW-UP)
    Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
  8. AGNUS DEI
    Lamb of God
  9. ALAR HASHALOM
    Phrase used after the name of a departed male meaning, "Peace be upon him".
  10. ALEHAW HASHALOM
    Phrase used after the name of a departed female meaning, "Peace be upon her".
  11. ALB, TUNICA ALBA
    White undergarment of linen, reaching to the feet.
  12. ALLAH
    In the Islam Faith, the name for God.
  13. ALLELUIA
    Praise ye God
  14. ALTAR, ALTARIA
    An elevated place or structure on which sacrifices are offered or at which religious rites are performed; in the Christian faith, a table on which the Eucharist or Holy Communion is offered.
  15. ALTERNATIVE CONTAINER
    An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials.
  16. AMBO
    A raised place between the sanctuary and nave. For reading of the lessons/sermons.
  17. AMEN
    So be it, let it happen.
  18. AMICE
    Shoulder cloth, Rectangular linen cloth with straps (30" x 20") worn under the alb.
  19. APSE, APSIS
    Semicircle end of the presbytery.
  20. ARCHBISHOP
    in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of an archdiocese.
  21. ARCHDIOCESE
    A geographical grouping of one or more diocese under the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
  22. ARON
    Hebrew meaning container; a casket made entirely of wood and contains no metal pans.
  23. ARK
    Focal point of service in a synagogue or temple, the receptacle of the Torah (written law). It may be portable or an opening in a wall.
  24. ARON
    Hebrew meaning "container". A coffin or casket made entirely of wood and containing no metal parts,
  25. ARRANGEMENTS CONFERENCE
    The meeting between the funeral director and the client family during which the funeral arrangements are discussed.
  26. ARTIFICIAL GRASS
    An imitation of grass made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave.
  27. ASPERGES
    Holy Water
  28. AT NEED COUNSELING
    A death has occurred and the funeral director is counseling with the family as they select the services and items of merchandise in completing arrangements for the funeral service of their choice.
  29. AVELIM
    A mourner; (Abel, Avel, Ovel) The nearest of seven blood relatives; father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter, brother and sister.
  30. BAIS HAKEVOROUS
    Burial grounds.
  31. BAR MINEN
    A deceased male.
  32. BAT MINEN
    A deceased female.
  33. BENEDICTION
    a ritual blessings offered at the conclusion of a service.
  34. BET OLAN
    To bury; (Bais Olam, Bet Almin) everlasting home, graveyard or burial grounds.
  35. BIMAH
    The portion of the synagogue or temple raised above the congregation seating.
  36. BISHOP
    in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of a diocese.
  37. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
    the text containing recitations, prayers and prescribed orders of worship in the Episcopal Church.
  38. BOW
    An inclination of the body made while standing during Liturgical prayer.
  39. BRANDEUM
    A cloth that has been laid upon the grave of a saint and then used as a substitute for a relic.
  40. BREAKING OF BREAD
    The fractioning of the altar breads before the communion.
  41. BROTHER
    in the Roman Catholic faith, a man who is a member of a religious order without being ordained or while preparing for ordination.
  42. BROTHERHOOD
    Relating to a social or religious organization.
  43. BURIAL
    SEE INTERMENT
  44. BURIAL TRANSIT PERMIT (DISPOSITION PERMIT)
    A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or disposition, of a dead human body.
  45. CALLING HOURS
    SEE VISITATION
  46. CANOPY (CEMETERY TENT)
    A portable shelter employed to cover the grate area during the committal.
  47. CANTOR
    A religious singer who assists the clergy; assists the Rabbi in the Jewish faith; assists the Priest in the Eastern Orthodox faith.
  48. CARDINAL
    In the Roman Catholic faith, a dignity conferred upon Bishops making them Princes of the church.
  49. CASH ADVANCE
    Any item of service or merchandise described to a purchaser as a �cash advance,� �accommodation,� �cash disbursement,� or similar term. A cash advance item is also any item obtained from a third party and paid for by the funeral provider on the purchaser�s behalf. Cash advance items may include, but are not limited to: cemetery or crematory services; pallbearers; public transportation; clergy honoria; flowers; musicians or singers; nurses; obituary notices; gratuities and death certificates.
  50. CASKET BEARER (PALLBEARER)
    One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal service.
  51. CASSOCK, ALB
    A garment reaching the ankles, black worn by secular priests (white in the tropics), purple worn by bishops, red worn by cardinals and white worn by the Pope.
  52. CELEBRANT
    The officiant who celebrates the Mass in the Roman catholic church.
  53. CEMETERY
    An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies.
  54. CEMETERY TENT
    SEE CANOPY
  55. CEREMONIES
    Sacred public worship.
  56. CERTIFIED COPY OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE
    A legal copy of the original death certificate.
  57. CHALICE, CALIX
    A vessel in which wine is consecrated at mass. Composed of the cuppa (cup), nodus (stem) and the base (foot).
  58. CHANCEL
    The place about the altar of the church, usually enclosing the clergy and other officials.
  59. CHANT
    The singing or intoning of all liturgical portions of a service.
  60. CHAPEL
    A building or designated area of a building in which services are conducted.
  61. CHAPLAIN
    An ecclesiastic attached to the military or to the chapel of an institution.
  62. CHASUBLE, CASULA
    Outer garment worn by a priest during a Mass.
  63. CHEVRAH KADISHA
    Hebrew meaning "Holy Society". Holy Brotherhood of men or women from a synagogue who care for the dead. (Often referred to as "washers" by laymen.)
  64. CHRISM
    Holy oil
  65. CHRISTIAN BURIAL CERTIFICATE
    SEE CHRISTIAN BURIAL PERMIT
  66. CHRISTIAN BURIAL PERMIT
    A letter or form from a Priest stating the eligibility of the deceased, for burial in a Roman Catholic Cemetery.
  67. CHRISTIAN WAKE
    A prayer service.
  68. COLUMBARIUM
    A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
  69. COMMENTATOR, PRECENTOR
    A lay person who leads prayer and/or reads scripture.
  70. COMMITTAL SERVICE
    That portion of the funeral, which is conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies.
  71. COMMON CARRIER
    Any carrier required by law to convey passengers or freight without refusal if the approved fare or charge is paid (airline, train, etc.)
  72. COMMUNION
    Reception of the Eucharist (body and blood of Christ).
  73. COMMUNION CHANT
    The chant that accompanies the distribution of communion.
  74. COMMUNION PATEN
    A flat plate held under the chin at communion.
  75. CONCELEBRATION
    Corporate celebration of the same Mass by several priests.
  76. CONSECRATED GROUND
    Ground set aside for a special purpose, blessed by the clergy.
  77. CONTEMPORARY FUNERAL RITE
    funeral observances that reflect present day (modern) influences in lieu of (or in addition to or as part of) the traditional ceremonies.
  78. COPE
    Semi circle cloak reaching the feet and provided with a hood.
  79. CORONER
    A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths. (Also see: Medical Examiner)
  80. CORPORAL
    A cloth upon which the Eucharist is placed.
  81. CORPUS CHRISTI
    From the Latin meaning, "the body of Christ".
  82. CORTEGE
    The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of interment.
  83. COT
    A portable stretcher commonly employed in an ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving of the sick, injured, or deceased.
  84. CREMAINS
    Cremated human remains.
  85. CREMATION
    The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber.
  86. CREMATORIUM
    SEE CREMATORY
  87. CREMATORY (CREMATORIUM)
    A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a building that houses a retort.
  88. CROSS
    A religious emblem consisting of two plain bars, which intersect at right angles to each other.
  89. CROSSBEARER
    SEE CRUCIFER/CROSSBEARER
  90. CRUCIFER/CROSSBEARER
    One who carries the crucifix/cross during an ecclesiastical procession.
  91. CRUCIFIX
    A cross with a figure or image representing the body of Christ (corpus christi) on it.
  92. CRYPT
    A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person.
  93. DALMATIC
    The deacon's vestment.
  94. DAVEN
    To pray
  95. DEACON
    In the Roman Catholic faith, a member of the clerical order clergy) just below a Priest. Also defined as a subordinate officer in a Christian church.
  96. DEATH CERTIFICATE
    A legal document containing vital statistic, disposition, and final medical information pertaining to the deceased.
  97. DEATH NOTICE
    classified notices publicizing the death of a person and giving those details of the funeral service that the survivors wish to have published.
  98. DECEASED
    One in whom all physical life has ceased.
  99. DENTURES
    False teeth.
  100. DEPARMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OR VA (previously known as VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
    A federal agency that administers benefits provided by law for veterans of the armed forces.
  101. DIOCESE
    In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction of a Bishop.
  102. DISPOSITION PERMIT
    SEE BURIAL TRANSIT PERMIT
  103. DIVINE LITURGY
    Liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in eastern Orthodox churches.
  104. ECCLESIASTIC
    Of the church or clergy.
  105. ECUMENICAL
    an epithet applied to a council regarded as representing the whole of Christendom.
  106. ELEGY
    Song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation for the dead.
  107. EL MOLEI RACHAMIN
    In the Jewish faith, a memorial service; literally "God full of compassion"; usually the last prayer of the funeral service; sometimes referred to as the Molei.
  108. ENTOMBMENT
    The placing of a remains in a crypt in a mausoleum.
  109. ENTRANCE RITE
    Approach of the celebrant and his assistants to public worship.
  110. EPISTLE
    the right side of the church ( as the congregation faces the altar ) from which readings and prayers are often proclaimed.
  111. EPISTLE SIDE
    That side of the chancel containing the lectern, from which the Old Testament and Epistle lessons, are read.
  112. EPITAPH
    A commemorative inscription on a tomb or cemetery marker.
  113. ESCORT
    To accompany, as a leader of the procession or guardian of the group.
  114. ETERNAL LIGHT
    Traditionally an oil lamp.
  115. EUCHARIST
    The consecrated elements of Holy Communion.
  116. EUCHARISTIC MINISTER
    Layperson sanctioned to administer Holy Communion and other assigned tasks.
  117. EULOGY
    An oration praising an individual, usually after death.
  118. EXEQUIES
    Liturgy of the dead.
  119. FINAL COMMENDATION
    In the Roman Catholic faith, the ending portion of the Funeral Mass.
  120. FIRST CALL
    SEE TRANSFER OF REMAINS
  121. FIRST CALL CAR
    SEE TRANSFER VEHICLE
  122. FORWARDING REMAINS
    One of the categories required to be itemized on the GPL (if the funeral provider offers the service). This involves services of the funeral provider in the locale where death occurs and preparation for transfer to another funeral provider as selected by the family (consumer). Funeral Rule requires package pricing of this service with a description of the components included.
  123. FOYER
    SEE NARTHEX
  124. FRATERNAL
    Belonging to a brother; of or relating to a brotherhood.
  125. FUNERAL MASS (Mass of Christian Burial or Funeral Liturgy)
    The name of the funeral service in the Roman Catholic Church.
  126. FUNERAL SERVICE
    The rites held at the time of disposition of human remains, with the body present.
  127. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
    The term applied to the completing the financial and service details of a funeral.
  128. FUNERAL PROCESSION
    The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of disposition.
  129. GENUFLECT
    The act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility.
  130. GILGUL HANEFESH
    Transmigration of the soul.
  131. GOSPEL
    the left side of the church (as the congregation faces the altar) from which sermons are preached.
  132. GRATUITY (TIP)
    Gift or small sum of money tendered for a service provided.
  133. GRAVE
    An excavation in the earth as a place for interment.
  134. GRAVE STRAPS
    webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave.
  135. GUARANTEED CONTRACT
    one where the funeral home guarantees that the services and merchandise will be provided at the time of need for an amount not exceeding the original amount of the contract plus any accruals, regardless of the cost of providing the services and merchandise at the time of the funeral.
  136. HESPED
    In the Jewish faith, a eulogy or true evaluation of the deceased's life that is a part of the funeral service.
  137. HOLY WATER
    Consecrated (blessed) water.
  138. HOMILY, SERMON
    Preaching the word of God by the clergy.
  139. HONORARIUM (PLURAL: HONORARIA; HONORARIUMS)
    a nominal compensation or recognition for service performed.
  140. HONORARY CASKET BEARERS (HONORARY PALLBEARERS)
    Friends of the family or members of an organization or group who act as an escort or honor guard for the deceased. They do not carry the casket.
  141. HONORARY PALLBEARERS
    SEE HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
  142. HOST
    The consecrated bread of the Eucharist.
  143. HUMANISTIC FUNERAL
    A funeral rite that is in essence devoid of religious connotation.
  144. ICON
    In the Eastern Orthodox faith, a holy pictures; usually mosaic or painted on wood.
  145. ICONOSTASIS
    In the Eastern Orthodox church, the partition that extends across the front of the church separating the sanctuary from the solea.
  146. INCENSE
    A mixture of various resins burned to produce a pleasant odor; used in Church rituals.
  147. IHS
    The first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus.
  148. IMAM
    In the Islam faith, the leader of the local congregation.
  149. INFORMANT
    One who supplies the vital statistic information concerning the deceased.
  150. INHUME
    SEE INTER
  151. INHUMEMENT
    SEE INTERMENT
  152. INRI
    An abbreviation for the Latin term meaning "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews....
  153. INTER (INHUME)
    To bury in the ground.
  154. INTERMENT (BURIAL, INHUMEMENT)
    The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
  155. INURNMENT
    The act of placing cremains in an um.
  156. IRREVOCABLE CONTRACT
    contract for future funeral services which cannot be terminated or canceled prior to the death of the beneficiary.
  157. ISLAM
    The religion of Muslims (Moslems) that began at the time of Mohammed; Muslims believe that Islam stands for purity, peace, submission to God�s (Allah�s) will, and obedience to his laws.
  158. JEWISH STAR
    SEE MOGEN DAVID
  159. JINAZAH
    In the Islam faith, the funeral or funeral prayer.
  160. JUDAISM
    The monotheistic religion of the Jewish people.
  161. KABBALA
    Tradition
  162. KADDISH
    In the Jewish faith, a prayer recited for the deceased by the direct mourners (parents, siblings, spouse, and children) for the first time at the conclusion of interment service. It is subsequently recited by children for parents at every service for eleven months. All other categories of mourners have the obligation to say the Kaddish for 30 days.
  163. KEVER
    In the Jewish faith, the grave.
  164. KEVURAH
    In the Jewish faith, the burial.
  165. KIN
    One's relatives; referring to blood relationship (legally the surviving spouse is not a kin).
  166. KIPPAH
    SEE YARMULKE
  167. KISS OF PEACE
    Mutual embrace.
  168. KNEELER
    SEE PREE DIEU
  169. KORAN (QURAN)
    The holy book of the Islam faith as revealed to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel.
  170. KRIAH
    Hebrew meaning rending or tearing; a symbol of grief, a tear in the upper corner of the garment or a tear on a symbolic ribbon which is worn by the survivors.
  171. LECTOR
    The individual who reads out the scriptures.
  172. LEVAYA
    In the Jewish faith, the funeral cortege.
  173. LIBERA
    The last responsory prayers after the Mass.
  174. LITURGICAL (EUCHARIST CENTERED) WORSHIP
    A prescribed order or form of worship specific to a particular denomination which will have the Eucharist or Holy Communion as its central element.
  175. LOBBY
    SEE NARTHEX.
  176. LOT
    subdivision in a cemetery, which consists of several grave or interment spaces.
  177. LOWERING DEVICE
    a mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground.

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