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Acolyte
an altar attendant
Archbishop
the head of an archdiocese
Bishop
head of diocese. In LDS ward is single church
Bonze
Buddhist priest
Book of Dates
Buddhist faith to describe a calendar that is used to determine an accurate time for casketing the body
Burial Transit Permit
Disposition Permit also transportation permit
Cantor
a religious singer who assists the clergy
Cardinal
dignity conferred upon Bishops
Celebrant
Officiant who celebrated the Mass
Chancel
Portion of the church surrounding the altar
Chevrah kadisha
Hebrew phrase meaning Holy Society who care for the dead (washers)
Christian Burial Certificate
Letter or form from a priest stating the eligibility of the deceased for burial in a roman catholic cemetery
Columbarium
room or space in a mausoleum containing niches to hold cremated remains
Committal Service
part of the funeral conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies
Crypt
chamber in a mausoleum
Death notice
classified notice publicizing the death of a person
Diocese
a group of parishes under the bishop
Divine Liturgy
liturgical celebration of the eucharist in eastern orthodox churches
Ecclesiastic
pertaining to the church or clergy
Elegy
song or poem expredding sorrow or lamentation for the dead.
El Malei Rachamin
in the Jewish faith a memorial service. Usually the last prayer of the funeral service
entombment
placing of remains in a crypt in a mausoleum
Epitaph
a mommemorative inscription on a tomb or cemetery marker
Escort
to accompany
Eucharist
the consecrated elements of Holy Communion
Eulogy
an oration praising an individual usually after death
Final Commendation
The ending portion of the Mass (Catholics)
Foyer
Narthex
Funeral Liturgy
Funeral Mass
Gatha
The first two and last two verses of a Buddhist hymn
Hesped
en the Jewish faith a eulogy or true evaluation of the deceased.
Icon
Eastern Orthodox faith a holy picture usually mosaic
Iconostasis
Eastern Orthodox separates the sanctuary from the solea
IHS
the first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus
Imam
In Islamic faith the leader of the local congregation
Inhume
to inter
INRI
an abbreviation for the Latin term meaning Jesus of Nazareth King of Jews
Interment
Burial
Inurnment
act of placing cremains in an urn
Islam
religion of muslims
Jinazah
In the Islamic faith the funeral or funeral prayer
Kaddish
In the Jewish faith a prayer recited for the deceased by the direct mourners Parents, siblings, spouse children.
Kever
In the Jewish faith the grave
Kevurah
In the Jewish faith the burial
Kin
referring to blood relationship
Kippah
Yarmulke
Prie Diew
Kneeler
Kriah
Hebrew ward meaning rnding or tearing
Levaya
in the Jewish faith the funeral procession
Narthex
Lobby
Lot
subdivision of a cemetery that consists of of several graves
Makura gyo
Buddhist faith a bedside prayer which may now be performed by the bonze
Masjid
Mosque
Memorial book
Register book
Memorial Park
cemetery with fluch to the ground markers
Memorial Service
funeral rites with the body not present
Menorah
in the Jewish faith a candelabrum with a central stem bearig seven candles. oldest symbol in Judaism
Mohammed
prohet of Islamic religion
Monsignor
an honorary title conferred upon a priest
Mosque
local church building contains no icons statues symbols
Muslim
name given to the islamic faith
Narthex
lobby, foyer, vestibule
Nave
the seating or auditorium section of a church
Niche
a recess or space in a columbarium
Nirvhana
the Buddhist idea of heavenly peace or pure land
Obituary
news item concerning the death of a person which usually contains a biographical sketch
Obsequies
funeral rited or burial ceremonies
Officiant
one who conducts a religious service or ceremony
Pagoda
the Buddhist place of worship
Pall
a symbolic cloth covering placed over the casket
Parastas
vigil service associated with Eastern Orthodox funerals
Paschal candle
in Roman catholic faith a candle placed near the casket during the funeral mass that signifies the everlasting light of christ.
Perpetual care
an arrangemnent made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside for maintaining the cemetery
Private Carrier
those who transport only in particular instances and only for those they chose to contract with(FH, Livery)
Recession/Recessional
the movement in an orderly fashion at the end of a service
Retort
the burning chamber in a crematory
Royal Doors
doors in the center of the Iconostasis leading directly to the altar. Only ordained clergy are to go through these doors.
Rubrics
in liurgical churches stated directions in a prayer bok
Sacrament of the sick
sacrament given to those seriously ill or in danger of death
Sanctuary
part of the church about the altar inside the chancel
Service folder
memorial folder
Service of Encasketing
In the Buddhist faith a service performed as part of casketing the body
Sexton
one who is incharge of the cemetery, caretaker of the church
Shabbat
the Jewish Sabbath Christi begins at sundown Friday and ends at sundown Saturday
Shivah
in the Jewish faith a seven day mourning period
Sholoshim
in Jewish faith 30 day mourning period
Shomer
In the Jewish faith a watcher. One who sits with the body until burial
Shroud
A cloth of garment in which a dead person is wrapped or dressed for burial
Solea
In Eastern Orthodox church the open area before the altar
Tachrichim
a hand sewn white linen shroud in which the deceased members of the Jewish faith are dressed
Taharah
In the Jewish faith the ceremony of washing the deceased before the burial by the Chevra Kaddisha.
Tallith
a prayer shawl worn by men during the Morning prayer service in the Jewish faith.
Tehillim
in the Jewishprayers said before the funeral by a group of friends and the shomer
Temple Ordinances
ceremonial instructions of the Morman Church given only within the temple to worthymembers of the sect.
Transepts
wings of the main part of the church which may serve as small chapels for baptism, weddings and even small funeral services
Trisagion
In Eastern Orthodox faith three short services or blessings that are part of the funeral rite.
Vestibule
Narthex
Vestments
Ritual garments worn by the clergy
Vigil
Wake
Vigil Lights
Catholic faith a set of two candles that may be placed one at the head and one at the foot of the casket during the visitation period
Yahrzeit
In the Jewish faith the anniversary of the death
Yarmulke (Kippah)
In the Jewish faith the skullcap worn by the men at temple services and funeral services.
Yizkor
In the Jewish faith a memorial service recited four times a year.