funeral administration vocab

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funeral service admn


 
  
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ABLUTION, ABLUERE
 
 - Rinsing of the mouth, Eucharistic vessels and fingers after touching the sacred host.
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ABSOLUTION
 
- Sacramental remission of sin.
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ACCLAMATION
 
- Peoples response, in liturgical worship.
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ACKNOWLEDGMENT CARDS
 
 - Cards of recognition sent to friends for kindness shown to a deceased's family.
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ACOLYTE
 
- An altar attendant.
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ADAPTIVE FUNERAL RITE
 
- A funeral rite that is adjusted to the needs and wants of those directly involved; one which...
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AFTERCARE (POST FUNERAL FOLLOW-UP)
 
 - Those appropriate and helpful acts of counseling that come after the funeral.
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AGNUS DEI
 
- Lamb of God
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ALAR HASHALOM
 
 - Phrase used after the name of a departed male meaning, "Peace be upon him".
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ALEHAW HASHALOM
 
 - Phrase used after the name of a departed female meaning, "Peace be upon her".
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ALB, TUNICA ALBA
 
 - White undergarment of linen, reaching to the feet.
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ALLAH
 
 - In the Islam Faith, the name for God.
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ALLELUIA
 
- Praise ye God
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ALTAR, ALTARIA
 
  An elevated place or structure on which sacrifices are offered or at which religious...
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ALTERNATIVE CONTAINER
 
- An unfinished wood box or other non-metal receptacle or enclosure, without ornamentation...
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AMBO
 
  A raised place between the sanctuary and nave. For reading of the lessons/sermons.
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AMEN 
 
 So be it, let it happen.
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AMICE 
 
 Shouldercloth, Rectangular linen cloth with straps (30" x 20") worn under the alb.
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APSE, APSIS 
 
 Semicircle end of the presbytery.
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ARCHBISHOP
 
 in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of an archdiocese.
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ARCHDIOCESE
 
  A geographical grouping of one or more diocese under the jurisdiction of an archbishop.
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ARON
 
  Hebrew meaning container; a casket made entirely of wood and contains no metal pans.
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ARK
 
  Focal point of service in a synagogue or temple, the receptacle of the Torah (written...
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ARRANGEMENTS CONFERENCE
 
  The meeting between the funeral director and the client family during which the funeral...
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ARTIFICIAL GRASS 
 
 An imitation of grass made in mat form and used at the cemetery to cover the earth around...
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ASPERGES
 
  Holy Water
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AT NEED COUNSELING/
 
 - A death has occurred and the funeral director is counseling with the family as they...
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AVELIM
 
  A mourner; (Abel, Avel, Ovel) The nearest of seven blood relatives; father, mother,...
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BAIS HAKEVOROUS
 
  Burial grounds.
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BAR MINEN
 
  A deceased male.
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BAT MINEN 
 
 A deceased female.
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BENEDICTION
 
  a ritual blessings offered at the conclusion of a service.
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BET OLAN 
 
To bury; (Bais Olam, Bet Almin) everlasting home, graveyard or burial grounds.
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BIMAH
 
  The portion of the synagogue or temple raised above the congregation seating.
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BISHOP
 
  in the Roman Catholic faith, the head of a diocese.
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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
 
  the text containing recitations, prayers and prescribed orders of worship in the Episcopal...
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BOW 
 
 An inclination of the body made while standing during Liturgical prayer.
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BRANDEUM
 
  A cloth that has been laid upon the grave of a saint and then used as a substitute for...
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BREAKING OF BREAD
 
  The fractioning of the altarbreads before the communion.
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BROTHER
 
  in the Roman Catholic faith, a man who is a member of a religious order without being...
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BROTHERHOOD
 
 - Relating to a social or religious organization.
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BURIAL
 
The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
 
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BURIALTRANSIT PERMIT (DISPOSITION PERMIT)
 
  A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or...
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CALLING HOURS
 
Time set aside for friends and relatives to pay respect for the deceased prior to the funeral...
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CANOPY (CEMETERY TENT)
 
  A portable shelter employed to cover the grate area during the committal.
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CANTOR 
 
A religious singer who assists the clergy; assists the Rabbi in the Jewish faith; assists the...
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CARDINAL 
 
 In the Roman Catholic faith, a dignity conferred upon Bishops making them Princes of...
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CASH ADVANCE
 
 - Any item of service or merchandise described to a purchaser as a “cash advance,”...
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CASKET BEARER (PALLBEARER)
 
  One who actively bears or carries the casket during the funeral service and at the committal...
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CASSOCK, ALB 
 
A garment reaching the ankles, black worn by secular priests (white in the tropics), purple...
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CELEBRANT 
 
 The officiant who celebrates the Mass in the Roman catholic church.
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CEMETERY
 
  An area of ground set aside and dedicated for the final disposition of dead human bodies.
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CEMETERY TENT
 
  A portable shelter employed to cover the grate area during the committal.
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CEREMONIES
 
?Sacred public worship.
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CERTIFIED COPY. OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE
 
  A legal copy of the original death certificate.
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CHALICE, CALIX 
 
A vessel in which wine is consecrated at mass. Composed of the cuppa (cup), nodus (stem) and...
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CHANCEL 
 
 The place about the altar of the church, usually enclosing the clergy and other officials.
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CHANT 
 
The singing or intoning of all liturgical portions of a service.
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CHAPEL 
 
A building or designated area of a building in which services are conducted.
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CHAPLAIN 
 
An ecclesiastic attached to the military or to the chapel of an institution.
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CHASUBLE, CASULA
 
  Outer garment worn by a priest during a Mass.
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CHEVRAH KADISHA 
 
 Hebrew meaning "Holy Society". Holy Brotherhood of men or women from a synagogue who...
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CHRISM
 
holy oil
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CHRISTIAN BURIAL CERTIFICATE
 
A letter or form from a Priest stating the eligibility of the deceased, for burial in a Roman...
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CHRISTIAN BURIAL PERMIT 
 
 A letter or form from a Priest stating the eligibility of the deceased, for burial in...
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CHRISTIAN WAKE
 
  A prayer service.
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COLUMBARIUM
 
  A structure, room, or space in a mausoleum or other building containing niches or recesses...
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COMMENTATOR, PRECENTOR 
 
A lay person who leads prayer and/or reads scripture.
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COMMITTAL SERVICE
 
  That portion of the funeral, which is conducted at the place of disposition of dead...
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COMMON CARRIER
 
 - Any carrier required by law to convey passengers or freight without refusal if the...
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COMMUNION 
 
 Reception of the Eucharist (body and blood of Christ).
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COMMUNIONCHANT
 
  The chant that accompanies the distribution of communion.
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COMMUNION PATEN
 
  A flat plate held under the chin at communion.
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CONCELEBRATION
 
  Corporate celebration of the same Mass by several priests.
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  CONSECRATED GROUND
 
  Ground set aside for a special purpose, blessed by the clergy.
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CONTEMPORARY FUNERAL RITE
 
 - funeral observances that reflect present day (modern) influences in lieu of  (or...
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COPE 
 
Semicircle cloak reaching the feet and provided with a hood.
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CORONER 
 
 A public officer whose chief duty is to investigate questionable deaths. (Also see: Medical...
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CORPORAL
 
  A cloth upon which the Eucharist is placed.
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CORPUS CHRISTI
 
  From the Latin meaning, "the body of Christ".
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CORTEGE 
 
 The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of interment.
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COT
 
  A portable stretcher commonly employed in an ambulance or transfer vehicle for the moving...
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CREMAINS
 
  Cremated human remains.
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CREMATION 
 
 The reduction of a dead human body to inorganic bone fragments by intense heat in a specifically...
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CREMATORIUM
 
A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a building that houses a retort.
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CREMATORY (CREMATORIUM) 
 
 A furnace or retort for cremating dead human bodies; a building that houses a retort.
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CROSS 
 
 A religious emblem consisting of two plain bars, which intersect at right angles to each...
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CROSSBEARER
 
  One who carries the crucifix/cross during an ecclesiastical procession.
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CRUCIFER/CROSSBEARER
 
  One who carries the crucifix/cross during an ecclesiastical procession.
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CRUCIFIX
 
CRUCIFIX  A cross with a figure or image representing the body of Christ (corpus christi)...
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CRYPT 
 
 A chamber in a mausoleum, of sufficient size, generally used to contain the casketed...
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DALMATIC
 
  The deacon's vestment.
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DAVEN 
 
 To pray
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DEACON
 
  In the Roman Catholic faith, a member of the clerical order clergy) just below a Priest. ...
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DEATH CERTIFICATE
 
  A legal document containing vital statistic, disposition, and final medical information...
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DEATH NOTICE
 
 classified notices publicizing the death of a person and giving those details of the...
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DECEASED
 
  One in whom all physical life has ceased.
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DENTURES
 
  False teeth.
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DEPARMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OR VA (previously known as VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
 
 - A federal agency that administers benefits provided by law for veterans of the armed...
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DIOCESE
 
  In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction...
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DISPOSITION PERMIT
 
  A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or...
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DIVINE LITURGY
 
 - Liturgical celebration of the Eucharist in eastern Orthodox churches.
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DIOCESE 
 
 In the Roman Catholic faith, a geographical grouping of Parishes under the jurisdiction...
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DISPOSITION PERMIT
 
  A legal document, issued by a governmental agency, authorizing transportation and/or...
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ECCLESIASTIC 
 
 Of the church or clergy.
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ECUMENICAL
 
  an epithet applied to a council regarded as representing the whole of Christendom.
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ELEGY
 
- Song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation for the dead.
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EL MOLEI RACHAMIN
 
  In the Jewish faith, a memorial service; literally "God full of compassion"; usually...
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ENTOMBMENT
 
  The placing of a remains in a crypt in a mausoleum.
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ENTRANCE RITE 
 
 Approach of the celebrant and his assistants to public worship.
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EPISTLE
 
  the right side of the church ( as the congregation faces the altar ) from which readings...
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EPISTLE SIDE
 
  That side of the chancel containing the lectern, from which the Old Testament and Epistle...
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EPITAPH
 
- A commemorative inscription on a tomb or cemetery marker.
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ESCORT 
 
 To accompany, as a leader of the procession or guardian of the group.
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ETERNAL LIGHT
 
  Traditionally an oil lamp.
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EUCHARIST
 
  The consecrated elements of Holy Communion.
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EUCHARISTIC MINISTER
 
 - Layperson sanctioned to administer Holy Communion and other assigned tasks.
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EULOGY 
 
 An oration praising an individual, usually after death.
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EXEQUIES
 
  Liturgy of the dead.
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FINAL COMMENDATION 
 
 In the Roman Catholic faith, the ending portion of the Funeral Mass.
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FIRST CALL
 
  The moving of the dead human body from the place of death to the funeral home or other...
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FIRST CALL CAR
 
The automobile generally used for transporting the uncasketed dead human body from the place...
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FORWARDING REMAINS
 
 - One of the categories required to be itemized on the GPL (if the funeral provider offers...
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FOYER
 
The entry way into the funeral home or church
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FRATERNAL
 
  Belonging to a brother; of or relating to a brotherhood.
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FUNERAL MASS (Mass of Christian Burial or Funeral Liturgy) 
 
The name of the funeral service in the Roman Catholic Church.
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FUNERAL SERVICE 
 
 The rites held at the time of disposition of human remains, with the body present.
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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
 
  The term applied to the completing the financial and service details of a funeral.
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FUNERAL PROCESSION
 
 - The procession of vehicles from the place of the funeral to the place of disposition.
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GENUFLECT
 
  The act of bending the knee as an indication of reverence or as an act of humility.
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GILGUL HANEFESH
 
  Transmigration of the soul.
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GOSPEL 
 
the left side of the church (as the congregation faces the altar) from which sermons are preached.
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GRATUITY (TIP)
 
- Gift or small sum of money tendered for a service provided.
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GRAVE
 
  An excavation in the earth as a place for interment.
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GRAVE STRAPS
 
  webbing or similar material used for lowering the casket into the grave.
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GUARANTEED CONTRACT
 
 - one where the funeral home guarantees that the services and merchandise will be provided...
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HESPED
 
  In the Jewish faith, a eulogy or true evaluation of the deceased's life that is a part...
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HOLY WATER
 
  Consecrated (blessed) water.
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HOMILY, SERMON
 
  Preaching the word of God by the clergy.
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HONORARIUM (PLURAL: HONORARIA; HONORARIUMS) -
 
 a nominal compensation or recognition for service performed.
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HONORARY CASKET BEARERS (HONORARY PALLBEARERS) 
 
Friends of the family or members of an organization or group who act as an escort or honor...
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HONORARY PALLBEARERS
 
  Friends of the family or members of an organization or group who act as an escort or...
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HOST 
 
 The consecrated bread of the Eucharist.
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HUMANISTIC FUNERAL
 
- A funeral rite that is in essence devoid of religious connotation.
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ICON
 
  In the Eastern Orthodox faith, a holy pictures; usually mosaic or painted on wood.
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ICONOSTASIS
 
  In the Eastern Orthodox church, the partition that extends across the front of the church...
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INCENSE
 
  A mixture of various resins burned to produce a pleasant odor; used in Church rituals.
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IHS 
 
 The first three letters in the Greek word for Jesus.
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IMAM
 
- In the Islam faith, the leader of the local congregation.
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INFORMANT 
 
 One who supplies the vital statistic information concerning the deceased.
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INHUME
 
To bury in the ground.
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INHUMEMENT
 
The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
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INRI 
 
 An abbreviation for the Latin term meaning "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews....
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INTER (INHUME)
 
  To bury in the ground.
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INTERMENT (BURIAL, INHUMEMENT) 
 
The act of placing the dead human body in the ground.
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INURNMENT
 
  The act of placing cremains in an um.
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IRREVOCABLE CONTRACT
 
 - contract for future funeral services which cannot be terminated or canceled prior to...
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ISLAM
 
 The religion of Muslims (Moslems) that began at the time of Mohammed; Muslims believe...
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JEWISH STAR
 
In the Jewish faith, a hexagram. formed by the combination of two triangles. May be called...
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JINAZAH
 
 - In the Islam faith, the funeral or funeral prayer.
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JUDAISM 
 
 The monotheistic religion of the Jewish people.
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KABBALA
 
  Tradition
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KADDISH 
 
 In the Jewish faith, a prayer recited for the deceased by the direct mourners (parents,...
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KEVER 
 
In the Jewish faith, the grave.
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KEVURAH 
 
 In the Jewish faith, the burial.
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KIN 
 
One's relatives; referring to blood relationship (legally the surviving spouse is not a kin).
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KIPPAH
 
In the Jewish faith, the skull cap worn by the men at temple services and funeral services.
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KISS OF PEACE
 
  Mutual embrace.
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KNEELER
 
A kneeling ra
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KORAN (QURAN)
 
- The holy book of the Islam faith as revealed to Mohammed by the angel Gabriel.
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KRIAH 
 
 Hebrew meaning rending or tearing; a symbol of grief, a tear in the upper corner of the...
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LECTOR
 
  The individual who reads out the scriptures.
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LEVAYA
 
  In the Jewish faith, the funeral cortege.
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LIBERA
 
  The last responsory prayers after the Mass.
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LITURGICAL (EUCHARIST CENTERED) WORSHIP 
 
 A prescribed order or form of worship specific to a particular denomination which will...
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LOBBY
 
The entry way into the funeral home or church.
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LOT
 
  subdivision in a cemetery, which consists of several grave or interment spaces.
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LOWERING DEVICE 
 
 a mechanical device used to lower a casket into the ground.


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