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Cards of recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family

Acknowledgement cards

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An altar attendant

Acolyte

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A funeral rite that is adjusted to the needs and wants of those directly involved

Adaptive funeral rite

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A funeral which has been altered to suit the trends of the times

Adaptive funeral rite

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Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral

* Aftercare
* Post-funeral follow-up

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In the Islam faith, the name of God

Allah

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An elevated place or structure on which sacrifices are offered or at which religious rites are performed

Altar

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In the Christian faith, a table on which the Eucharist or Holy Communion is offered

Altar

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An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation or a fixed interior lining, which is designed for the encasement of human remains and which is made of fiberboard, pressed-wood, composition materials (with or without an outside covering) or like materials

Alternative container

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Certification/legislation of a document for international use under terms of the 1961 Hague Convention

Apostille

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In the Roman Catholic faith, the head of an archdiocese

Archbishop

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Hebrew word meaning container

Aron

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A casket made entirely of wood, containing no metal parts

Aron

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The meeting between the funeral director and the client family during which the funeral arrangements are discussed

Arrangements conference

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An imitation of grass made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around the grave

Artificial grass

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Counseling with the family as they select the services and items of merchandise in completing arrangements for the funeral service of their choice when a death has occurred

At-need counseling

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Leader of multiple churches in a particular denomination

Bishop

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In the Roman Catholic faith, the head of a diocese

Bishop

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In the LDS (Mormon) church, leader of a single church

Bishop of the ward

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The name of a Buddhist priest

Bonze

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A term used in the Buddhist faith to describe a calendar that is used to determine an accurate time for casketing the body

Book of Dates

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a man who is a member of a religious order without being ordained or while preparing for ordination

Brother

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Relating to a social organization

Brotherhood

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A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or disposition of a dead human body

* Burial-transit permit
* Disposition permit

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A portable shelter used to cover the grave area during the committal

* Canopy
* Cemetery tent

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A religious singer who assists the clergy

Cantor

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Assists the Rabbi in the Jewish faith

Cantor

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Assists the priest in the Eastern Orthodox faith

Cantor

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a dignity conferred upon Bishops making them Princes of the Church

Cardinal

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May include, but are not limited to: cemetery or crematory services, pallbearers, public transportation, clergy honoraria, flowers, musicians or singers, nurses, obituary notices, gratuities, and death certificates

Cash advance

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Sometimes called an accommodation or cash disbursement

Cash advance

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One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal service

* Casketbearer
* Pallbearer

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The officiant who celebrates the Mass in the Roman Catholic Church

Celebrant

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An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies

Cemetery

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A legal copy of the original death certificate

Certified copy of a death certificate

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The portion of the church surrounding the altar, usually enclosing the clergy

Chancel

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Area behind the altar or communion rail

Chancel

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A building or designated area of a building in which services are conducted

Chapel

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A person chosen to conduct religious exercises for the military, the chapel of an institution or a fraternal organization

Chaplain

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Hebrew phrase meaning "Holy Society"

Chevrah Kadisha

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A group of men or women from the synagogue who care for the dead

Chevrah Kadisha

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May be referred to by laymen as the "washers"

Chevrah Kadisha

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In the past, took care of all funeral arrangements and preparation for Jewish funerals

Chevrah Kadisha

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A letter or form from a priest stating the eligibility of the deceased for burial in a Roman Catholic Cemetery

* Christian burial certificate
* Christian burial permit
* Priest lines

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A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses used to hold cremated remains

Columbarium

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That portion of the funeral that is conducted at the place of disposition of dead human bodies

Committal service

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Any carrier required by law to convey passengers or freight without refusal if the approved fare or charge is paid (airline, train, etc)

Common carrier

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Funeral observances that reflect present day (modern) influences in lieu of (or in addition to or as part of) the traditional ceremonies

Contemporary funeral rite

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A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths

* Coroner
* Medical examiner

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A historical reference for funeral procession

Cortege

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A portable stretcher commonly employed in an ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving of the sick, injured, or deceased

Cot

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The result of the reduction of a dead body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat

Cremated remains

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The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically designed retort

Cremation

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A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A building that houses a retort

* Crematory
* Crematorium

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A religious emblem consisting of two plain bars that intersect at right angles to each other

Cross

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One who carries the crucifix/cross during an ecclesiastical procession

* Crucifer
* Crossbearer

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A c ross with a figure or image representing the body of Christ on it

Crucifix

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Image representing the body of Christ

Corpus

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A chamber in a mausoleum, generally used to contain the casketed remains of a deceased person

Crypt

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A subordinate officer in a Christian church

Deacon

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A legal document containing vital statistics, disposition, and final medical information pertaining to the deceased

Death certificate

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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

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A dead human body

Deceased

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False teeth

Dentures

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A federal agency that administers benefits provided by law for veterans of the armed forces

* Department of Veterans Affairs
* VA (Veterans Administration)

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction of a Bishop

Diocese

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Disposition of human remains by cremation, without formal viewing, visitation or ceremony with the body present

Direct cremation

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Any method of disposition of the human remains without formal viewing, visitation or ceremony with the body present

Direct disposition

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Leading to an organized departure or inviting to leave

Dismissal

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Liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in Eastern Orthodox churches

Divine liturgy

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Pertaining to the church or clergy

Ecclesiastic

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Song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation for the dead

Elegy

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In the Jehovah's witness faith, the person who typically conducts the service

Elder

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In the Jewish faith, a memorial service

El Malei Rachamin

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Literally "God full of compassion"

El Malei Rachamin

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Usually the last prayer of the funeral service in the Jewish faith

El Malei Rachamin

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Sometimes referred to as the Malei

El Malei Rachamin

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The placing of remains in a crypt in a mausoleum

Entombment

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A commemorative inscription on a tomb or cemetery marker

Epitaph

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To accompany, as a leader of the procession or guardian of the group

Escort

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Military personnel assigned to accompany a body following an active duty death

Escort

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The consecrated elements of Holy Communion

Eucharist

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Layperson sanctioned to administer holy communion and other assigned tasks

Eucharistic minister

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An oration praising an individual, usually after death

Eulogy

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Process of planning and/or coordinating a ceremony or activity

Event planning

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In the Roman Catholic faith, the ending portion of the Funeral Mass

Final commendation

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One of the categories required to be itemized on the GPL (if the funeral provider offers the service); involves service of the funeral provider in the locale where death occurs and preparation for transfer to another funeral provider as selected by the family (consumer);

Funeral Rule requires package pricing of this service with a description of the components included

Forwarding remains

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Relating to a social organization

Fraternal

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The rites held at the time of disposition of human remains, with the body present

Funeral service

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The term applied to the completing of the service and financial details of the funeral at the time of need

Funeral arrangements

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The name of the funeral service in the Roman Catholic Church

* Funeral liturgy
* Funeral mass

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The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of disposition

Funeral procession

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Any funeral event performed in a solemn and prescribed manner

Funeral rites

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The rites held at the time of disposition of human remains, with the body present

Funeral service

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The first two and last two verses of a Buddhist hymn sung at the funeral service

Gatha

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A printed list of goods and services offered for sale by funeral provider with retail prices

General Price List (GPL)

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Considered the keystone of the Funeral Rule

General Price List (GPL)

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The act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility

Genuflect

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Gift or small sum of money tendered for a service provided

* Gratuity
* Tip

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An excavation in the earth as a place for internment

Grave

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A funeral service, religious or otherwise, conducted at the grave

Graveside service

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Webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave

Grave straps

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Ecologically friendly

"Green"

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One where the funeral home guarantees that the services and merchandise will be provided at the time of need for an amount not exceeding the original amount of the contract plus any accruals, regardless of the cost of providing the services and merchandise at the time of the funeral

Guaranteed contract

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In the Jewish faith, a eulogy or true evaluation of the deceased's life that is a part of the funeral service

Hesped

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Water blessed by a priest

Holy Water

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A nominal compensation or recognition for service performed

* Honorarium
* Honoraria
* Honorariums

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Friends of the family or members of an organization or group who act as an escort or honor guard for the deceased;

Do not carry the casket

* Honorary pallbearers
* Honorary casketbearers

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A funeral rite that is in essence devoid of religious connotation

Humanist funeral

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In the Eastern Orthodox faith, a holy picture

Icon

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Usually mosaic or painted on wood

Icon

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In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the partition that extends across the front of the church separating the sanctuary from the solea

* Iconostasis
* Iconostas
* Iconostation

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The first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus

IHS

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In the Islamic faith, the leader of the local congregation

Imam

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Disposition of human remains by burial, without formal viewing, visitation or ceremony with the body present, except for a graveside service

Immediate burial

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One who supplies the vital statistical information concerning the deceased

Informant

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An abbreviation for the Latin term meaning "Jesus of Nazareth, King of Jews"

INRI

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To bury in the ground

* Inter
* Inhume

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The act of placing the dead human body in the ground

* Interment
* Burial
* Inhumement
* Inhumation

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The act of placing cremains in an urn

Inurnment

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CANA definition: act of placing cremated remains in a niche or grave

Inurnment

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Contract for future funeral services which cannot be terminated or canceled prior to the death of the beneficiary

Irrevocable contract

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The religion of Muslims that began at the time of Mohammed

Islam

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Muslims believe stands for purity, peace, submission to God's will, and obedience to his laws

Islam

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In the Islamic faith, the funeral or funeral prayer

Jinazah

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In the Jewish faith, a prayer recited for the deceased by the direct mourners for the first time at the conclusion of interment service

Kaddish

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In the Jewish faith, subsequently recited by children for parents at every service for eleven months

Kaddish

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In the Jewish faith, mourners have the obligation to recite for 30 days

Kaddish

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In the Jewish faith, the grave

Kever

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In the Jewish faith, the burial

Kevurah

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One's relatives

Kin

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Referring to blood relationship

Kin

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Legally, not the surviving spouse

Kin

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The appropriate term for the worship facility for the Jehovah's Witnesses

Kingdom Hall

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A holy book of the Islamic faith, revealed to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel

* Koran
* Quran

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Hebrew word meaning rending or tearing

Kriah

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A symbol of grief

Kriah

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A tear in the upper corner of the garment or a tear on a symbolic ribbon which is worn by the survivors

Kriah

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In the Jewish faith, the funeral procession

Levaya

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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 worship
* Eucharist-centered worship

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A subdivision of a cemetery that consists of several grave or interment spaces

Lot

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A mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground

Lowering device

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Traditionally, in the Buddhist faith, ad bedside prayer which may now be performed by the bonze jut before funeral arrangements are made

Makura-gyo

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The liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church

Mass

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A document indicating the offering of a Mass for a specific intention

* Mass card
* Spiritual bouquet

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A building containing crypts or vaults for entombment

Mausoleum

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A forensically trained physician whose duty is to investigate questionable or unattended deaths

Medical examiner

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Has replaced the coroner in some states

Medical examiner

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A pamphlet made available at the funeral service giving details about the deceased and the funeral arrangements

* Memorial folder
* Service folder

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A scheduled assembly of family and friends following a death

Memorial gathering

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A cemetery, or section of a cemetery, with only flush-to-the-ground markers

Memorial park

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Funeral rites with the body not present

Memorial service

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In the Jewish faith, a candelabrum with a central stem bearing seven candles

Menorah

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The oldest symbol in Judaism

Menorah

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Military personnel assigned to accompany a body following an active duty death

Military escort

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In the Jewish faith, a hexagram formed by the combination of two triangles

* Mogen David
* Star of David

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Symbolizes a new hope for the Jewish people

* Mogen David
* Star of David

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A prophet of the Islamic religion born 571 CD

* Mohammed
* Muhammad

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Considered by Muslims to be God's messenger, but not worshipped or considered to be divine

* Mohammed
* Muhammed

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An honorary title conferred upon a priest

Monsignor

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The local church building

* Mosque
* Masjid

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Contains no icons, statues, symbols, pews, chairs, or musical instruments

* Mosque
* Masjid

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The name given to a member of the Islamic faith

* Muslim
* Moslem

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The entry way into the funeral home or church

* Narthex
* Lobby
* Vestibule
* Foyer

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A cemetery created and maintained under an Act of Congress for burial of veterans of military service and their eligible family members

National cemetery

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The seating or auditorium section of a church

Nave

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A recess or space in a columbarium used for the permanent placing of cremated remains

Niche

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The Buddhist idea of heavenly peace or Pure Land

Nirvhana

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One in which the funeral home only agrees that the amount prepaid plus any accruals will be credited to the balance due;

The price of the funeral will be whatever the current price is for the services and merchandise at the time the death occurs

Non-guaranteed contract

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A form or order of worship which has the scripture as its central element

* Non-liturgical worship
* Scripture-centered worship

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The actual form or order of the worship service is left to the discretion of each individual church and/or minister

* Non-liturgical worship
* Scripture-centered worship

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A news item concerning the death of a person which usually contains a biographical sketch

Obituary

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Funeral rites or burial ceremonies

Obsequies

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One who conducts a religious service or ceremony

Officiant

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Any container which is designed for placement in the grave around the casket including, but not limited to, containers commonly known as burial vaults, grave boxes, and grave liners

Outer burial container

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The Buddhist place of worship

Pagoda

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A symbolic cloth covering placed over the casket

Pall

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One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal service

Pallbearer

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Vigil service associated with Eastern Orthodox funerals

* Parastas
* Great Panachida

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In Roman Catholic faith, a candle placed near the casket during the Funeral Mass that signifies the everlasting light of Christ

Paschal candle

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One having spiritual care over a number of people

Pastor

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An arrangement made by the cemetery whereby funds are set aside, the income from which is used to maintain the cemetery plot indefinitely

Perpetual care

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The head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome

Pope

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A card with the name of the decedent and a prayer or verse, which may or may not include the dates of birth and death

Prayer card

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Those funeral arrangements made in advance of need that include provisions for funding or prepayment

Pre-funded funeral arrangements

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Those funeral arrangements made in advance of need that do not include provisions for funding or prepayment

Preplanned funeral arrangements

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A kneeling rail

* Prie Dieu
* Prayer rail
* Kneeler

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A title conferred by ordination

Priest

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Those who transport only in particular instances and only for those they chose to contract with (funeral home vehicles and livery)

Private carrier

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The movement, in an orderly fashion, at the beginning of a service

* Procession
* Processional

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A teacher or ordained leader in the Jewish faith

Rabbi

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In the Church of Christ, Scientist, one authorized to read the lessons and scripture

Reader

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One of the categories required to be itemized on the GPL (if the funeral provider offers the service);

Involves services of the funeral provider after initial services have been provided by another firm at the locale of death;

Funeral Rule requires package pricing of this service with a description of the components included

Receiving remains

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A structure so designed for the temporary storage of bodies that are not to be immediately interred

* Recession
* Recessional

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A book signed by those attending a visitation/service

* Register book
* Memorial book

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The burning chamber in a crematory

Retort

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A contract which may be terminated by the purchaser at any time prior to the death of the beneficiary with a refund of the moneys paid on the contract as prescribed by state law

Revocable contract

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Beads and a crucifix used as an aid in the recitation of prayers

Rosary beads

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Prayer recited in order at a Rosary or Vigil Service

Rosary prayers

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Doors in the center of the Iconostasis leading directly to the altar

Royal doors

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Only ordained clergy are to go through these doors

Royal doors

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Never cross on the solea in front of these

Royal doors

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In liturgical churches, stated directions in a prayer book or liturgical manual regarding the order of service as approved by the denomination

Rubrics

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a sacrament given to those seriously ill or in danger of death to prepare their souls for eternity

Sacrament of the Sick

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a religious picture of Jesus Christ showing his radiant heart

Sacred heart

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The part of the church about the altar, inside the chancel

Sanctuary

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May be used to describe the area of the church where people sit for the services

Sanctuary

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a piece of cloth or a medal having religious significance usually worn around the neck

Scapular

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The largest subdivision of a cemetery

Section

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In the Buddhist faith, a service performed as a part of casketing the body

Service of Encasketing

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One who is in charge of the cemetery

Sexton

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The caretaker of a church

Sexton

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The Jewish Sabbath

Shabbat

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Christi begins at sundown Friday and ends at sundown Saturday

Shabbat

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In the Jewish faith, a seven-day mourning period

Shivah

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Meaning 30 in the Jewish faith

Sholoshim

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In the Jewish faith, the 30-day mourning period

Sholoshim

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In the Jewish faith, a watcher

Shomer

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In the Jewish faith, one who sits with the body until burial

Shomer

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A cloth of garment in which a dead person is wrapped or dressed for burial

Shroud

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A symbolic sign of the Cross, made with the right hand

Sign of the Cross

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a woman who is a member of a religious order, especially one bound by vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience

* Sister
* Nun

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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

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In the Eastern Orthodox church, the open area (sometimes raised) before the altar

Solea

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One who outlives another person or lives through an event

Survivor(s)

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A place of religious worship in the Jewish faith

Synagogue

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May be referred to as Temple

Synagogue

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A hand-sewn white linen shroud in which the deceased members of the Jewish faith are dressed

Tachrichim

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In the Jewish faith, the ceremony of washing the deceased before the burial

Taharah

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Serves as a ritual purification or cleansing of the body and should be performed by the Chevra Kaddisha

Taharah

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A prayer shawl worn by men during the Morning Prayer service in the Jewish faith

Tallith

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In the Jewish faith, prayers said before the funeral by a group of friends and the shomer

Tehillim

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In the Jewish faith, prayers coming from the book of Psalms

Tehillim

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Ceremonial instructions of the Mormon Church, given only within a Temple to worthy members of the sect

Temple Ordinances

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Contracts which involve the funeral director/funeral home because the family being served has contracted with someone else for services or merchandise also available from the funeral home

Third Party Contracts

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A general term designating those places suitable for the reception of a dead human body

Tomb

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Wings of the main part of the church which may serve as small chapels for baptism, weddings, and even small funeral services

Transepts

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The moving of the dead human body from the place of death to the funeral home or other designated place

* Transfer of remains
* Removal
* First call

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The automobile generally used for transporting the uncasketed dead human body from the place of death to the mortuary

Transfer vehicle

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In the Eastern Orthodox faith, three short services or blessings that are part of the funeral rite

Trisagion

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Account established by one individual to be held for the benefit of another

Trust account

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Creates a fiduciary responsibility as a method of payment of funeral expenses

Trust account

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Money paid to a funeral home for future services is placed in an account with the funeral home as trustee for the benefit of another

Trust account

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Ritual garments worn by the clergy

Vestments

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One who has served a prescribed period of time with the armed forces and who is no longer an active member of the armed forces

Veteran

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In the Roman 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

Vigil lights

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Time set aside for friends and relatives to pay respects to the deceased prior to the funeral service

* Visitation
* Calling hours
* Visiting hours

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The collection, tabulation, and interpretation of data concerning birth, marriage, divorce, sickness, and death

Vital statistics

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Historically a watch kept over the deceased

Wake

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An all-night vigil

Wake

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In the Roman Catholic faith, a prayer or scripture service usually held at the funeral home the evening before the Funeral Mass

* Wake service
* Vigil service
* Rosary service

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A brief expression of gratitude to the congregation for their presence at the Buddhist service

Words of appreciation

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In the Jewish faith, the anniversary of the death

Yahrzeit

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In the Jewish faith, the skullcap worn by the men at temple services and funeral services

* Yarmulke
* Kippah
* Yamaka

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In the Jewish faith, a memorial service recited four times a year

Yizkor

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