Funeral Profession

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Funeral Profession
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  1. Cards of recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family.
    Acknowledgement Cards
  2. An Alter attendent
    Acolyte
  3. The table from which Holy Communion is served and prayers are offered.
    Alter
  4. A meeting between the funeral director and the client family during which the funeral arraingements are discussed.
    Arrangement Conference
  5. An Imitation of grass made in mat form and used at the Cemetery to cover the eatrh around the grave.
    Artificial Grass
  6. A ritual blessing offered at the concusion of the service.
    Benediction
  7. The text containing recitations, prayers and prescribed orders of worship in the Episcopal Church.
    Book of Common Prayer
  8. A legal document, issued by a govermental agency, sthorizing transportation and/or disposition of a human body.
    Burial-Transit Permit (Disposition Permit)
  9. A portable shelter employed to cover the grave area during the commital.
    Canopy (Cemetery Tent)
  10. A religious singer who assist the clergy; assist the Rabbi in the Jewish Faith;assist the Priest in the Eastern Orthodox faith.
    Cantor
  11. One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal service.
    Casket Bearer (Pallbearer)
  12. The officiant who celebrates the MASS in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Celebrant
  13. A legal copy of the original death certificate.
    Certified Copy of a Death Certificate
  14. An ecclesiastic attched to the military or to the chapel of an institution.
    Chaplain
  15. The place about the alter of the church, usually enclosing the clergy and other of finials.
    Chancel
  16. A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains.
    Columbarium
  17. That portion of the funeral which is conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies.
    Commital Service
  18. A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths(aka medical examiner)
    Coroner
  19. A portable stretcher commonly employed in a ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving of the sick, injured, or deceased.
    Cot
  20. Cremated human remains
    Cremains
  21. The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort or chamber.
    Cremation
  22. A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a building that houses a retort.
    Crematory (crematorium)
  23. One who carries the processional cross in ecclesiastical processions.
    Crucifer
  24. A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person.
    Crypt
  25. A legal document containing vital statistic, dispostion, and final medical information pertaining to the deceased.
    Death Certificate
  26. A classified notice publicizing the death of a person and giving those details of the funeral service that the survivors wish to have published.
    Death Notice
  27. One in whom all physical life has ceased.
    Deceased
  28. False Teeth
    Dentures
  29. The recognition of similarities between Christians rather than difference between denominations.
    Ecumenical
  30. The right side of the church (as the congregation faces the alter) from which readings and prayers are often proclaimed.
    Epistle
  31. The placing of a remains in a crypt in a mausoleum.
    Entombment
  32. To accompany, as a leader of the procession or guardian of the group.
    Escort
  33. An oration praising an individual, usally after death.
    Eulogy
  34. Belonging to a brother ; of or relating to a brotherhood.
    Fraternal
  35. The term applied to the completing of the service and financial details of the funeral at the time of need.
    Funeral Arrangements
  36. The act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility.
    Genuflect
  37. The left side of of the church (as the congregatiuon faces the alter) from which sermons are preached.
    Gospel
  38. An excavation in the earth as a place for interment.
    Grave
  39. Webbing or Similiar material used for lowering the casket into the grave.
    Grave Straps
  40. 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.
    Honorary Casket Bearers (Honorary Pallbearers)
  41. One who supplies the vital statistics information concerning the deceased.
    Informant
  42. To Bury in the ground
    Inter (Inmume)
  43. The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
    Interment (Burial, Inhumement)
  44. The act of placing cremains in an urn.
    Inurnment
  45. One's relatives; referring to blood relationship (while the surviving spouse is not a kin, this person has ties of relationship that are socially and legally recognized).
    Kin
  46. A prescribed order or form of worship specific to a particular denomination which will have the Eucharist or Holy Communion as its central element.
    Liturgical (Eucharist Centered) Worship
  47. A subdivision in a cemetery which consists of several grave or interment spaces.
    Lot
  48. A mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground.
    Lowering Device
  49. A building containing crpts or vaults for entombment.
    Mausoleum
  50. A forensically-trained physician whose duty it is to investigate questionable or unattended death (has replaced the coroner in some states).
    Medical Examiner
  51. A pamphlet made available at the funeral service giving details about the deceased and the funeral arrangements.
    Memorial Folder (service folder)
  52. A cemetery, or section of a cemetery, with only flush to the ground type markers.
    Memorial Park
  53. The entry way into the funeral home or church.
    Narthex (Lobby, Vestibule, Foyer)
  54. A cemetery created and maintained under an Act of Congress for burial of veterans of military services and their family members.
    National Cemetery
  55. The seating or auditorium section of the church.
    Nave
  56. A recess or space in a columbarium used for the permanent placing of cremated remains.
    Niche
  57. A form or order of worship which which has the scriptures as its central element; the actual form or order of the worship service is left to the discretion of each individual church and/or minister.
    Non-Liturgical (scripture centered) Worship
  58. A news item concerning the death of a person which usally contains a biographical sketch.
    Obituary
  59. Funeral rites or burial ceremonies
    Obsequies
  60. One who conducts a religious service or ceremony.
    Officiant
  61. A symbolic cloth covering placed over the casket.
    Pall
  62. Belonging to a parish; restricted to a parish; limited in range or scope.
    Parochial
  63. One having spiritual care over a number of people.
    Pastor
  64. An arrangement made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside, the income from which is used to maintain the cemetery plot indefinitly.
    Perpetual Care
  65. Those funeral arrangements made in advance of need that include provisions for funding or prepayment.
    Prefunded Funeral Arrangements
  66. Any Western Christian who is not an adherent to the Roman Catholic Church.
    Protestant
  67. One authorized to read the lessons and scriptures in the Church of Christ,Scientist faith.
    Reader
  68. A structure so designed for the temporary stortage of bodies which are not to be immediately interred.
    Receiving Vault
  69. A book or list of those attending the service.
    Register Book (Memorial Book)
  70. In Liturgical churches, stated directions in a prayer book or liturgical manual regarding the order of service as approved by the denomination.
    Rubrics
  71. The burning chamber in a crematory.
    Retort
  72. Liturgically, the part of the church containing the altar (or, if there are several altars, the high altar). Commonly the term is used to refer to a holy or sacred place devoted to the worship of any deity. Historically, a place of refuge.
    Sanctuary
  73. A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which provides benefits for retirement, survivors' insurance, disability, health insurance, and death.
    Social Security Administration
  74. A litter, usually of canvas, for carrying disabled or dead persons.
    Stretcher
  75. One who outlives another person or event.
    Survivor
  76. A general term designating those places suitable for the reception of a dead human body.
    Tomb
  77. The wings of the main part of the church which may serve at small chapels for baptisms, weddings and even small funeral services.
    Transepts
  78. The moving of the dead human body from the place of death to the funeral home or other designated place.
    Transfer of Remains or Removal or First Call
  79. The automobile generally used for transporting the uncasketed dead human body from the place of death to the mortuary.
    Transfer vehicle or First car
  80. Ritual garments worn by the clergy.
    Vestments
  81. One who has served a prescribed period of time with the armed services and who is no longer an active member of the armed services.
    Veteran
  82. A federal agency that administers benefits provided by law for veterans of the armed services
    Veteran's Administration
  83. Time set aside for friends and relatives to pay respect for the deceased prior to the funeral service.
    Visitation (Calling Hours or Visiting Hours)
  84. The collection, tabulation, and interpretation of data concerning birth, marriage, divorce, sickness and death.
    Vital Statistics
  85. Historically a watch kept over the deceased, an all night vigil.
    Wake

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