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Perram and Timmins Funeral Services Sydney arranges and conducts funerals for all faiths. Our experience allows us to provide funerals that meet particular requirements of clergy and meet the family’s needs.
Below is an outline of some funeral services for various Christian religions. Perram and Timmins Funerals staff will work with the family and clergy during every phase of the funeral to produce the most memorable service possible.
What is Christianity?
The term “Christian” comes from the New Testament book of Acts, where Luke (the likely author) explains that followers (or “disciples”) of Jesus were first called “Christians” in the city of Antioch (Acts 11:26). The term stuck, and quickly came to define all those who believed in and followed Jesus of Nazareth.
Major Protestant religions include Anglican, Uniting, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist, Jehovah’s Witness and many others. Each church, religion and community will likely have of their own funeral traditions, but they do have some common traits.
The funeral usually takes place within the week after the death, often in a church, funeral home, Chapel or Crematorium. Some families will choose to have a wake or visitation prior to the funeral, but not always. Protestant funerals are usually very quiet, solemn affairs, though some churches with a musical or more boisterous tradition of worship do incorporate those traditions in funerals.
Many churches have a tradition to emphasize a community feeling at funerals, by inviting attendees to speak about the Deceased in combination with traditional readings from Scripture. Sometimes the Deceased’s favourite music will be played and photos will be displayed.
It is common for a reception to be held after the funeral, either at the church or at the home of the family where people share food and stories.