An untold number of burials around the globe are going forward with nothing more than a priest, a funeral home employee and a single loved one.
Shepard's ashes will be interred Friday at the Washington National Cathedral.
Interment inside Westminster Abbey is a rarely bestowed honor.
Call List: One of the first things you will have to do when the person dies is inform family members and friends. This can
The Infinity Burial Suit is a breakthrough in eco-friendly, green funeral options. It returns your body to the earth without harming the environment.
On August 13, 2016, it was announced that Ferdie would once again be on the move. His new final resting place is to be in
Anti-Muslim sentiment is so rife that non-Muslims do not even want Muslims to bury their dead family members near them.
Andrew Moore had been destined for a nameless grave.
Brilliantly designed, the balls are made of Ph-neutral concrete and are round, hollow, and perforated to allow the flow of
Green, or natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.
There are a number of routes to the great beyond: burial, cremation, cement stockings. Given the options, and what you'll leave behind, devoured by mushrooms might be the most sensible way to go.
Yesterday I was looking over notes from my basic coroner training. One segment was in understanding various cultural practices and traditions about death.
For more than two thousand years, some people, inspired perhaps by Diogenes the Cynic (ca. 412-323 B.C.E.), have made fun of burial practices and monuments.
What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?
Can a gentile say Kaddish? Is it blessing enough to say it only once, at the burial? And what if the minyan -- the traditional gathering of at least ten Jewish men required to say Kaddish -- is neither Jewish, nor 100 percent male?
It's not clear whether Neysi Perez, 16, was buried alive.
Along the road somewhere, deep into the night, I began to reflect on why it was so important for us to be there. Why were we making such an effort to see someone who would neither know we were there, nor have any chance of speaking to us? Was there any logic to it?
A typical 10-acre patch of cemetery ground contains enough furniture-grade lumber to construct 40 houses, nearly 1,000 tons of steel, 20,000 tons of concrete, and enough embalming fluid to fill a small backyard swimming pool.