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The Difference Between A Viewing and Visitation

The Difference Between A Viewing and Visitation
A viewing or visitation gives family and friends a place and time to gather, grieve, and console one another. But what is the difference between them? Defining a Viewing and Visitation Viewing A "Viewing" is when the body is present in an open-casket. Visitation At a "Visitation" the body may be ...
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VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About The Good Death

VIDEO: Everything You Need to Know About The Good Death
The Good Death | Dying on Your Own Terms Irina Jordan, founder of Artisurn talks about the "good death" and all that it entails on this TEDX Talk. From green burials, to home funerals to death doulas, to death with dignity laws, Irina neatly sums up all the good ways to die in the ...
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$100,000 from AOL Founder Down to 8 Finalists Read

$100,000 from AOL Founder Down to 8 Finalists Read
By Jared Shelly for PhillyMag After more than 130 Philly companies applied, the quest for a $100,000 investment from one of the world’s best-known angel investors has narrowed to eight semi-finalists. Steve Case — AOL founder and champion of tech cities not named Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York — will make the investment on Sept. 29 after ...
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Eastern Europe Funeral Customs

Eastern Europe Funeral Customs
Eastern Orthodox Influence Funeral traditions in Eastern Europe are guided heavily by the Christian beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church officially separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the year 1054. This historical event is known as the Great Schism. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Church is the ...
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East Asia Funeral Customs

East Asia Funeral Customs
This section provides an overview of funeral rituals and customs in East Asia. Click on one of the following countries to skip to that section and learn about the specific and unique funeral practices of China, South Korea, Vietnam and Philippines. Basic Spiritual Beliefs A common belief in East Asia is that the spirits ...
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Cemetery Glossary: Common Cemetery Jargon That You Should Know

Cemetery Glossary: Common Cemetery Jargon That You Should Know
Funeral360's Cemetery Glossary is guide to the cemetery jargon you should know when planning for your end-of-life care. Burial Synonymous with Interment, the placing of human remains in an underground enclosure. Cemetery Grounds dedicated to the burial and memorialization of human remains. Columbarium Sometimes referred to as “Urn Mausoleums”. A building ...
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How to Appoint a Designated Funeral Agent

How to Appoint a Designated Funeral Agent
Appointing a designated funeral agent is a legal way for you to specify a person to be in charge of arranging your funeral. This could entail trusting them to follow through with your personal funeral preferences or allowing them to be in charge of all funeral decisions and the arrangement of your ...
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Philadelphia 'death cafes' argue it's time to bring death out of the closet

Philadelphia 'death cafes' argue it's time to bring death out of the closet
By Brandon Baker for Philly Voice Social franchise aims to topple death taboos Rachel Zeldin was unprepared for what came next. When her great-uncle died in 2011 without an immediate family to address his funeral needs, Zeldin was stunned that she and her family had been left to both foot ...
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State By State Guide to Advance Directives

State By State Guide to Advance Directives
Advance Directives, aka Advance Healthcare Directives, are documented preferences that allow you to communicate the extent and type of medical treatment you would want if you become incapacitated and unable to communicate for yourself. Forms for this purpose vary by state and may be generalized or quite specific in terms of ...
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11 Books to Help Children Understand and Cope with Death

11 Books to Help Children Understand and Cope with Death
Death is an inevitable and natural part of life. However, when tragedy strikes a family, it is often times difficult for children to conceptualize what death is, how we grieve, and what it means to die. We at Funerals360 have compiled a list that details 11 great books to talk about death ...
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