Rinsing of the mouth, Eucharistic vessels and fingers after touching the sacred host.
Sacramental remission of sin.
Peoples response, in liturgical worship.
Cards of recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family.
An altar attendant.
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.
AFTERCARE (POST FUNERAL FOLLOW-UP)
Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
Lamb of God
Phrase used after the name of a departed male meaning, "Peace be upon him".
Phrase used after the name of a departed female meaning, "Peace be upon her".
ALB, TUNICA ALBA
White undergarment of linen, reaching to the feet.
In the Islam Faith, the name for God.
Praise ye God
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.
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.
A raised place between the sanctuary and nave. For reading of the lessons/sermons.
So be it, let it happen.
Shoulder cloth, Rectangular linen cloth with straps (30" x 20") worn under the alb.
Semicircle end of the presbytery.
in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of an archdiocese.
A geographical grouping of one or more diocese under the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
Hebrew meaning container; a casket made entirely of wood and contains no metal pans.
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.
Hebrew meaning "container". A coffin or casket made entirely of wood and containing no metal parts,
The meeting between the funeral director and the client family during which the funeral arrangements are discussed.
An imitation of grass made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave.
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.
A mourner; (Abel, Avel, Ovel) The nearest of seven blood relatives; father, mother, husband, wife, son, or daughter, brother and sister.
A deceased male.
A deceased female.
a ritual blessings offered at the conclusion of a service.
To bury; (Bais Olam, Bet Almin) everlasting home, graveyard or burial grounds.
The portion of the synagogue or temple raised above the congregation seating.
in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of a diocese.
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
the text containing recitations, prayers and prescribed orders of worship in the Episcopal Church.
An inclination of the body made while standing during Liturgical prayer.
A cloth that has been laid upon the grave of a saint and then used as a substitute for a relic.
BREAKING OF BREAD
The fractioning of the altar breads before the communion.
in the Roman Catholic faith, a man who is a member of a religious order without being ordained or while preparing for ordination.
Relating to a social or religious organization.
BURIAL TRANSIT PERMIT (DISPOSITION PERMIT)
A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or disposition, of a dead human body.
CANOPY (CEMETERY TENT)
A portable shelter employed to cover the grate area during the committal.
A religious singer who assists the clergy; assists the Rabbi in the Jewish faith; assists the Priest in the Eastern Orthodox faith.
In the Roman Catholic faith, a dignity conferred upon Bishops making them Princes of the church.
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.
CASKET BEARER (PALLBEARER)
One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal service.
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.
The officiant who celebrates the Mass in the Roman catholic church.
An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies.
Sacred public worship.
CERTIFIED COPY OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE
A legal copy of the original death certificate.
A vessel in which wine is consecrated at mass. Composed of the cuppa (cup), nodus (stem) and the base (foot).
The place about the altar of the church, usually enclosing the clergy and other officials.
The singing or intoning of all liturgical portions of a service.
A building or designated area of a building in which services are conducted.
An ecclesiastic attached to the military or to the chapel of an institution.
Outer garment worn by a priest during a Mass.
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.)
CHRISTIAN BURIAL CERTIFICATE
SEE CHRISTIAN BURIAL PERMIT
CHRISTIAN BURIAL PERMIT
A letter or form from a Priest stating the eligibility of the deceased, for burial in a Roman Catholic Cemetery.
A prayer service.
A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
A lay person who leads prayer and/or reads scripture.
That portion of the funeral, which is conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies.
Any carrier required by law to convey passengers or freight without refusal if the approved fare or charge is paid (airline, train, etc.)
Reception of the Eucharist (body and blood of Christ).
The chant that accompanies the distribution of communion.
A flat plate held under the chin at communion.
Corporate celebration of the same Mass by several priests.
Ground set aside for a special purpose, blessed by the clergy.
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.
Semi circle cloak reaching the feet and provided with a hood.
A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths. (Also see: Medical Examiner)
A cloth upon which the Eucharist is placed.
From the Latin meaning, "the body of Christ".
The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of interment.
A portable stretcher commonly employed in an ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving of the sick, injured, or deceased.
Cremated human remains.
The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber.
A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a building that houses a retort.
A religious emblem consisting of two plain bars, which intersect at right angles to each other.
One who carries the crucifix/cross during an ecclesiastical procession.
A cross with a figure or image representing the body of Christ (corpus christi) on it.
A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person.
The deacon's vestment.
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.
A legal document containing vital statistic, disposition, and final medical information pertaining to the deceased.
classified notices publicizing the death of a person and giving those details of the funeral service that the survivors wish to have published.
One in whom all physical life has ceased.
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.
In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction of a Bishop.
SEE BURIAL TRANSIT PERMIT
Liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in eastern Orthodox churches.
Of the church or clergy.
an epithet applied to a council regarded as representing the whole of Christendom.
Song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation for the dead.
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.
The placing of a remains in a crypt in a mausoleum.
Approach of the celebrant and his assistants to public worship.
the right side of the church ( as the congregation faces the altar ) from which readings and prayers are often proclaimed.
That side of the chancel containing the lectern, from which the Old Testament and Epistle lessons, are read.
A commemorative inscription on a tomb or cemetery marker.
To accompany, as a leader of the procession or guardian of the group.
Traditionally an oil lamp.
The consecrated elements of Holy Communion.
Layperson sanctioned to administer Holy Communion and other assigned tasks.
An oration praising an individual, usually after death.
Liturgy of the dead.
In the Roman Catholic faith, the ending portion of the Funeral Mass.
SEE TRANSFER OF REMAINS
FIRST CALL CAR
SEE TRANSFER VEHICLE
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.
Belonging to a brother; of or relating to a brotherhood.
FUNERAL MASS (Mass of Christian Burial or Funeral Liturgy)
The name of the funeral service in the Roman Catholic Church.
The rites held at the time of disposition of human remains, with the body present.
The term applied to the completing the financial and service details of a funeral.
The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of disposition.
The act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility.
Transmigration of the soul.
the left side of the church (as the congregation faces the altar) from which sermons are preached.
Gift or small sum of money tendered for a service provided.
An excavation in the earth as a place for interment.
webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave.
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.
In the Jewish faith, a eulogy or true evaluation of the deceased's life that is a part of the funeral service.
Consecrated (blessed) water.
Preaching the word of God by the clergy.
HONORARIUM (PLURAL: HONORARIA; HONORARIUMS)
a nominal compensation or recognition for service performed.
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.
SEE HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
The consecrated bread of the Eucharist.
A funeral rite that is in essence devoid of religious connotation.
In the Eastern Orthodox faith, a holy pictures; usually mosaic or painted on wood.
In the Eastern Orthodox church, the partition that extends across the front of the church separating the sanctuary from the solea.
A mixture of various resins burned to produce a pleasant odor; used in Church rituals.
The first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus.
In the Islam faith, the leader of the local congregation.
One who supplies the vital statistic information concerning the deceased.
An abbreviation for the Latin term meaning "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews....
To bury in the ground.
INTERMENT (BURIAL, INHUMEMENT)
The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
The act of placing cremains in an um.
contract for future funeral services which cannot be terminated or canceled prior to the death of the beneficiary.
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.
SEE MOGEN DAVID
In the Islam faith, the funeral or funeral prayer.
The monotheistic religion of the Jewish people.
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.
In the Jewish faith, the grave.
In the Jewish faith, the burial.
One's relatives; referring to blood relationship (legally the surviving spouse is not a kin).
KISS OF PEACE
SEE PREE DIEU
The holy book of the Islam faith as revealed to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel.
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.
The individual who reads out the scriptures.
In the Jewish faith, the funeral cortege.
The last responsory prayers after the Mass.
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.
subdivision in a cemetery, which consists of several grave or interment spaces.
a mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground.